1-7 Blues (26-16-2) at Capitals (25-13-3)
TV: 3pm NBC Sports Washington
Last game for St. Louis: 6-3 loss at Philadelphia
- Paul Statsny-goal, assist
- Ivan Barbashev-goal, assist
- Vladimir Tarasenko-2 assists
The Blues went into Philadelphia with a 3 game winning streak. Carter Hutton will be between the pipes today for the Blues.
Last game for Washington: 5-4 overtime win at Carolina
- Alex Ovechkin-2 goals
- Dmitry Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly and Alex Chiasson-goal each
- Nicklas Backstrom-2 assists
After a somewhat sluggish start to the season the Capitals have had an outstanding month of December. Going 10-4 has propelled them to the top of the Metropolitan division. Ovechkin’s 26 goals make up almost 21% of the team’s 125 total goals. They have the fourth best goal differential in the eastern conference (+11), have scored the 11th most goals in the NHL (128) and are 16-5-0 at home. The most likely starting goalie for the Caps will be Braden Holtby with the team being off numerous days.