Ottawa Senators (15-16-3, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (20-13-4, third in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators visit the Washington Capitals after the Senators took down the Boston Bruins 3-2 in a shootout.
Washington has a 20-13-4 record overall and an 11-5-1 record in home games. The Capitals have a 20-1-1 record in games they score three or more goals.
Ottawa has a 6-8-2 record on the road and a 15-16-3 record overall. The Senators are seventh in the league serving 10.6 penalty minutes per game.
Thursday’s game is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime in the last matchup.
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TOP PERFORMERS: Evgeny Kuznetsov has five goals and 24 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has nine goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
Brady Tkachuk has 13 goals and 24 assists for the Senators. Drake Batherson has scored seven goals and added seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 9-1-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.2 assists, three penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game.
Senators: 5-3-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Martin Fehervary: out (upper-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), T.J. Oshie: out (upper body), Beck Malenstyn: out (finger).
Senators: Mathieu Joseph: out (lower body), Josh Norris: out (shoulder), Artem Zub: out (face), Jake Sanderson: day to day (upper body), Rourke Chartier: day to day (upper-body), Tyler Motte: day to day (upper body), Jacob Bernard-Docker: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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