Canucks-Capitals preview

1-9   Canucks  (16-20-6)   at  Capitals  (26-13-3)

TV:  NBC Sports Washington

Last game for Vancouver:  5-2 loss at Montreal

  • Daniel Sedin-goal, assist
  • Michael Del Zotto-goal

The Canucks went 3-for-6 on the power play in the first meeting with the Capitals, but are 1-for-20 in their last seven overall. Vancouver is currently on a  four-game losing streak. The Canucks, 2-10-2 over their last 14 games.

Last game for Washington:  4-3 win vs. St. Louis

  • Alex Ovechkin-goal, assist
  • Nicklas Backstrom-goal, assist
  • Brett Connolly & Lars Eller-goal each
  • T. J. Oshie & John Carlson-2 assists each

Winners of nine in a row and 15 of their last 17 at Capital One Arena, the Capitals vie for their fifth straight overall victory. Braden Holtby came up large in overtime on Sunday to finish with 31 saves and run his unbeaten streak to four games and improve to 24-8-0 on the season. Washington has gone past regulation in seven of its last nine games, posting a 5-0-2 mark.

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