Capitals face the Avalanche in game two of the road trip

11-16   Capitals (10-8-1)   at   Avalanche (8-7-1)

TV Coverage:   NBC Sports Washington

Last game for Washington:   lost 6-3 at Nashville

  • T.J. Oshie-2 goals
  • John Carlson-2 assists
  • Alex Chiasson-goal

Washington is coming off a 6-3 loss at Nashville on Tuesday. The Caps, who are 7-2-1 when they have one day off between games, are on a two-game road trip. Washington went 2-0 against Colorado last season and is on a six-game winning streak in the series. Defenseman Matt Niskanen returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing 13 games with a thumb injury.

Last game for Colorado:   lost 4-3 vs Ottawa

  • Sven Andrighetto and Alexander Kerfoot-Goal and assist
  • Erik Johnson-2 assists
  • Blake Comeau-goal

Vladislav Kamenev, who was recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League on Tuesday after being acquired from Nashville in the November fourth trade involving Matt Duchene, will make his Avs debut and center a line with Sven Andrighetto and Russian countryman Nail Yakupov.

Tonight’s goaltender matchup will be Phillip Grubauer vs Semyon Varlamov

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