The Battle Between the Best and the Wanna be Best
GAME TIME IS 8pm ET
Washington Capitals: 40-9-4
Dallas Stars 35-15-5
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This is the Washington Capitals last game on the road for this stint. One more win and it’s a sweep. Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars are in resurgence mode as they make the push to reclaim first place in the Western Conference.
Kuzy is in– no concussion after taking a high-stick on Thursday.
Stars Jason Spezza, who had the game winning goal against the Caps in November is out with an upper-body injury. His absence will leave a gap that team members will need to fill.
Caps Forward Lines
Ovechkin (8) Backstrom (19) Oshie (77)
Burakovsky (65) Kuznetsov (92) Williams (14)
Chimera (25) Johansson (90) Wilson (43)
Laich (21) Richards (10) Galiev (49)
Alzner (28) Niskanen (2)
Schmidt (88) Carlson (74)
Orlov (9) Chorney (4)
Braden Holtby (70)** Philipp Grubauer (31)
** Expected in the net tonight.
Still: Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle.
Nicky Backstrom one goal away from a new Caps franchise milestone: (162) for 12th place.
Benn (14) Seguin (91) Eaves (18)
Roussel (21) Eakin (20) Sharp (10)
Nichushkin (43) Janmark (13) Hemsky (83)
Fiddler (38) Faksa (12) Sceviour (22)
Goligoski (33) Klingberg (3)
Oduya (47) Demers (4)
Oleksiak (5) (Jokipakka (2)
Niemi (31) Lehtonen** (32)
** Expected in the net.