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.

CapitalsMatt Niskanen (upper body), Tyler Graovac (upper body injury) 


  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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