The Capitals are set to face Calgary on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center, after previously beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday. Tuesday’s matchup will be important, considering the Flames are in a playoff spot as well. Granted they are in different conferences, the matchup should fare pretty well, given that the Flames have playoff potential. Washington enters the tilt with a 46-17-8 record, and will need to score early to build confidence and to keep the train rolling. Keeping Johnny Gaudreau quiet will be one key to victory.
Washington has several ties to Calgary. One of them being the beloved Jay Beagle, who is from the Calgary area. You can be sure he’ll be working extra hard. Also, former Capital Troy Brouwer is back in the headlines for this matchup, considering he was acquired by Calgary from the St. Louis Blues this past offseason. While the Caps are locked into the playoffs, every game is still very important. It’s important that the Capitals keep their foot on the gas pedal for the rest of the season, and heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs.