Capitals host Oilers in Washington tonight
11-12 Oilers (6-9-1) at Capitals (9-7-1)
TV Coverage: NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Edmonton: lost 4-2 at NY Rangers
- Connor McDavid-goal
- Jesse Puljujavi-goal
- Cam Talbot-30 saves
Last game for Washington: win 4-1 vs Pittsburgh
- John Carlson-goal, assist
- T.J. Oshie, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson-goal each
- Braden Holtby-21 saves
Oilers preview-Laurent Brossoit will get the start for Edmonton. Connor McDavid has six points (2G-4A) in his last five games and forward Leon Draisaitl has nine points (4G-5A) in the last eight games he has played. The Oilers wins against the Islanders and the Devils mark just the second time in Edmonton’s NHL history that the team had managed consecutive overtime victories on the same road trip.
Capitals preview-Washington is going for its fourth consecutive home victory tonight. Braden Holtby will get the start in goal. Defenseman John Carlson has six points (2G-4A) in the last five games. If Alexander Ovechkin gets a power play goal tonight he will tie former Capitals Jaromir Jagr and Mike Gartner for 10th on the NHL’s all-time list.
Tonight’s game concludes a two-game home stand for the Caps, who defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-1 score on Friday night in Washington. The win over the Pens lifted the Caps to within a single point of the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. With the victory for Washington over Pittsburgh, the completed their third straight on home ice.
Expect to see Braden Holtby tonight in net for Washington against Cam Talbot.