The Capitals will host the hottest team in the NHL on Thursday, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who ride into Washington on a 16-game win streak.
Even so, confidence is high in the Capitals' locker room.
Just ask Andre Burakovsky.
When asked about Thursday's matchup with the Blue Jackets, Burakovsky started off saying all the right things, but then his confidence overtook him as he boldly declared his team would end Columbus' win streak.
"It's just another game," Burakovsky said.
"I mean, we're going to have the same mindset as every single game we're playing. Obviously, they're on a huge winning streak right here, and it's going be a really good and fun moment for us to end it."
You can watch Andrew Burakovsky's entire pregame interview in the video player below:
Washington has had two cracks at the Blue Jackets already this season, but have lost both contests for an 0-1-1 record. But the Caps were without T.J. Oshie for one of those games who was dealing with an injury.
Despite Columbus' insane win streak, Washington only trails the Blue Jackets by seven points in the standings.
But that lead will be trimmed to five after tonight's game, according to Burakovsky.
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