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.
Capitals–Matt Niskanen (upper body), Tyler Graovac (upper body injury)
- Alex Ovechkin’s overtime goal last night was the twentieth of his career.
- Andre Burakovsky is one point shy of 100 career points
- 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