As Alex Ovechkin steals headlines by inching closer and closer to the 700-goal mark, the Capitals are in the midst of a tight race for the President's Trophy.
The Capitals entered play Monday holding the highest point total in the NHL (75) by the slimmest of margins, narrowly topping the Boston Bruins (74). But the more important looming threat lies in their own division, where the Pittsburgh Penguins (71) closed the gap with a 4-3 win over their archrivals in Washington on Sunday.
After falling to 2-2 since the All-Star Break with the loss to Pittsburgh, the Capitals are in desperate need of a win to fend off the Penguins for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Luckily for Washington, the Los Angeles Kings will be in town Tuesday. The Kings (43) have accumulated the second-fewest points in the NHL and have just one regulation win since the New Year. It should be an easy victory for the Capitals, who don't want to get caught looking past LA at their next three opponents--all of whom are above the 60-point mark on the season.
Here's everything you need to know before puck drop Tuesday night.
CAPITALS vs. KINGS: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals-Kings game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Kings game on NBC Sports Washington live stream page.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
CAPITALS-KINGS TV SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Kings
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live
CAPITALS-KINGS INJURY REPORT:
Kings: Derek Forbort (undisclosed injury/day-to-day)
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