Capitals-Panthers preview

The Washington Capitals return home to face the Florida Panthers tonight.  Here is a full game preview of the action.                                              Florida (2-4-0) at Washington (4-3-1)                                                                                                                                                                            

730 pm NBC Sports Washington

Last game for Washington:  4-3 win at Detroit
Goals:   Beagle, Burakovsky, Oshie, Ovechkin
Assists: Backstrom, Burakovsky, Carlson, Chiasson, Kuznetsov and Wilson.

Last game for Florida: 4-3 loss vs Pittsburgh
Goals:   Barkov, McGinn, Weegar
Assists: Ekblad, Huberdeau, Pysyk, Trocheck, Vrbata and Yandle.

Injuries
CapitalsMatt Niskanen (upper body), Tyler Graovac (upper body injury) 
Panthers-None

Notes-

  1. Alex Ovechkin’s overtime goal last night was the twentieth of his career.
  2. Andre Burakovsky is one point shy of 100 career points
  3. The Capitals have earned a point in sixteen of their last nineteen games against the Panthers (14-3-2) and have won eleven of their last thirteen games at Capital One Arena against Florida (11-2-0)

 

Panther Forwards                                                                           Capitals Forwards
Huberdeau – Barkov – Dadonov                                                           Wilson-Backstrom-Oshie
McGinn – Trocheck – Vrbata                                                                Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Vrana
Bjugstad – McCann – Tippett                                                                Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky
Haley – MacKenzie – Sceviour                                                              Smith-Pelly-Beagle-Chiassson

Panthers Defensive pairs                                                            Capitals Defensive pairs
Yandle – Ekblad                                                                                     Djoos-Carlson
Weegar – Pysyk                                                                                       Orpik-Bowey
Matheson – Petrovic                                                                               Orlov-Chorney

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