The Washington Capitals split a four game road trip, finishing off in Los Angeles with a 4-2 loss to the Kings. The Capitals return home to face New Jersey for the third of four meetings with the Devils this season. The season series so far is split at a game a piece.
Washington will look to get back into the win column, in order to keep their playoff hopes alive as the regular season is winding down. The Capitals will have their hands full against a tough Devils team that has won four of their last five games.
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Here's everything you need to know about Monday's game:
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils
Where: Capital One Area, Washington, D.C.
When: Thursday, March 09, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Devils will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 PM: Capitals Pregame Live (NBCSW)
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Devils (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Capitals Postgame Live (NBCSW)
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS WHAT TO WATCH
From NBCSW's Matt Weyrich:
"The Capitals were lucky to get through the first intermission without a goal on the board. Kuemper faced an onslaught of offense during 20 minutes of downhill hockey for the Kings. Los Angeles outshot Washington 19-3 in the frame as the Capitals struggled to settle into the offensive zone without a Kings skater punching the puck back to neutral ice. Possession evened out in the second, but it wasn’t until the 11:39 mark that someone finally broke the scoreless tie. Doing the honors was Capitals' trade deadline acquisition Sandin. After recording three assists in his first game with the team Saturday, Sandin once again contributed on the scoreboard by scooting a shoot past Kings netminder Pheonix Copley for the lead..." Read more.
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, LW (36 goals, 25 assists, 61 points in 60 games): Alex Ovechkin is a must-watch every time the Capitals take the ice. Ovechkin will look to continue moving up the all-time goals list in New Jersey on Thursday.
Jack Hughes, Devils, C (36 goals, 40 assists, 76 points in 58 games): Jack Hughes has been the Devils go to scorer this season, leading the team in both goals and points. The Devils center will look to continue his strong play in D.C. on Thursday.