11-6 Coyotes (2-12-1) at Capitals (7-6-1)
TV Coverage: NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Arizona: win vs Carolina 2-1 (so)
- Clayton Keller-goal
- Brad Richardson-assist
- Antti Raanta-36 saves
Last game for Washington: win vs Boston 3-2
- Tom Wilson- 2 goals
- Alexander Ovechkin-goal
- Braden Holby-32 saves
Coyotes preview-Even though they have won 2 of the previous 4 games, Arizona is 28th in goals scored (2.5), last in goals allowed (4.1), 23rd on the power play (16%) and 29th on the penalty kill (72.2%). Keller, a rookie, leads the Coyotes in goals with (10) and points (16). Scott Wedgewood is projected to be in goal tonight for Arizona.
Capitals preview-Washington is playing the first of a back-to-back, and will be in Buffalo tomorrow night to face the Sabres. The Capitals will play 8 of the next 12 games at home thru November. Ovechkin’s goal on Saturday was his first in the previous six games. Meanwhile, Nicklas Backstrom has not scored a point in his last five games. The team at home on the power play has been lifeless, going 1-for-19, which ranks last in the league.
Tonight is the last of the Caps six straight one-game homestands at Capital One Arena to start the 2017-18 season
Caps start a November stretch of games tonight where they play eight of twelve games in our nations capital.
Caps lines tonight vs. Coyotes: 13-19-77, 8-92-25, 18-20-43, 87-83-39. Defense: 29-74, 44-22, 9-4. Holtby vs. Wedgewood.