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Game 12: Capitals at Flames Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

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Game 12: Capitals at Flames Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

What: Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

When: 9:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch: Capitals at Flames will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals at Flames game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME?

The Capitals (5-5-1) take on the Flames (5-6-0) Sunday, October 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET in Calgary.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME ON?

The Capitals-Flames game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Stay with NBC Sports Washington following the game for Caps Extra and Caps Overtime for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

9:00 p.m. — Capitals at Flames
11:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
12:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME?

The Capitals-Flames game, as well as the postgame shows, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME?

Here are the projected lines:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Devante Smith-Pelly
Jakub Vrana - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Chandler Stephenson - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Anthony Peluso - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson

Defense
Brooks Orpik - Madison Bowey
Christian Djoos - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Taylor Chorney

Goalies
Philipp Grubauer starts with Braden Holtby as backup

Scratches

Nathan Walker, Aaron Ness, Andre Burakovsky (IR), Tyler Graovac (IR), Matt Niskanen (LTIR)

CAPITALS-FLAMES OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and the NBC Sports Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and NBC Sports Washington's Facebook page.

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Game 24: Capitals vs. Lightning Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

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Game 24: Capitals vs. Lightning Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: 5:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Capitals-Lightning will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Lightning game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

You can also stream the game online with no cable TV subscription on fuboTV (try for free!).

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME?

The Capitals (12-10-1) take on the Lightning (16-3-2) Friday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET in Washington.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME ON?

The Capitals-Lightning game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 4:00 p.m. followed by Capitals GameTime at 4:30 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington following the game for Caps Extra, Caps Overtime at 8:00 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 9 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

4:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
4:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
5:00 p.m. — Capitals vs. Lightning
7:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
8:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
9:00 p.m. — Caps in 30

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME?

The Capitals-Lightning game, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

The game is also available to stream, along with all the pregame and postgame shows, on fuboTV (try for free).

CAPITALS-LIGHTNING PROJECTED LINES

Here are the Caps' projected lines for the Caps-Lightning game:

Offensive lines
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana - Evgeny Kuznetsov - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson

Defensive pairs
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
Taylor Chorney - Madison Bowey

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup.

Scratches
Nathan Walker, Tyler Graovac, Aaron Ness, Christian Djoos (upper-body injury), Andre Burakovsky (LTIR)

CAPITALS-LIGHTNING OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and the NBC Sports Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and NBC Sports Washington's Facebook page.

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In a game that was all about offense, it was a penalty kill the sealed the win for the Caps

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In a game that was all about offense, it was a penalty kill the sealed the win for the Caps

The big story out of Wednesday's win was the return of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom as linemates. The new lines sparked the Caps' offense as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But despite the offensive burst, it was a key penalty kill in the second period that won the game.

Midway through the second period, Ottawa forward Ryan Dzingel finally stopped the bleeding with a goal to make it 4-1. At that point, the game was still seemingly well in hand. Washington had dominated to that point and there was no reason to think the Senators would come back. Even when Dzingel scored the goal, it did not feel like momentum was shifting back in the Senators' favor.

That all changed 30 seconds later.

Alex Ovechkin was called for high-sticking and when play was stopped, Nicklas Backstrom tussled with Ben Harpur and both players were sent to the box leading to a 4-on-3 for Ottawa. Just 44 seconds in, Tom Wilson was called for a slash giving the Senators 1:16 of a two-man advantage to work with. Just one goal would have made it a game. The deficit would have been cut to 2 with over a period remaining.

A game that had seemed all but over suddenly seemed to be somewhat in doubt. Yes, Ottawa still had a steep hill to climb, but a power play goal would have made a comeback seem possible.

But then, the Caps' much-maligned penalty kill unit stepped up and killed off both penalties to keep the lead at 4-1.

How important was that kill?

"When we're on 5-on-3 that was huge," Barry Trotz said after the game. "They didn't score there, I knew we were going to win. I didn't know just by how much, but I knew we were going to win."