The Washington Capitals (3-2-2) head to British Columbia, Canada to take on the Vancouver Canucks (5-3-0) in the first of three games on a western Canada road trip.
The Caps are determined to start fast and clean up the mental miscues, of which plagued the team in the first period of their shootout loss to the Panthers on Friday. They will need to focus on the power play and avoid penalties at all costs.
Many fans were looking forward to the reunion with former fan favorite Jay Beagle, who signed with Canucks as a free agent in the offseason. Unfortunately, Beagle is sidelined after breaking a bone in his right hand a week ago. The Capitals did bring Beagle a get well gift, presenting the gritty faceoff specialist his Stanley Cup Championship ring.
Here is everything you need to know about Capitals vs. Canucks which takes place at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington Plus.
CAPITALS at CANUCKS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 8 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
When: Monday, October 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals vs. Canucks game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus (NBC Sports Washington Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals at Canucks here on the new MyTeams by NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM
CAPITALS at CANUCKS SCHEDULE
9:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live, NBCSW+
9:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live, NBCSW+
10:00 PM: Capitals vs. Canucks, NBCSW+
12:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live, NBCSW+
CAPITALS at CANUCKS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Lars Eller, F, Capitals: In his last game, he had a three-point night with three assists. He is a massive help and shined on Friday alongside the trio of Jakub Vrana and Brett Connolly
Bo Horvat, F, Canucks: With team points leader Elias Pettersson (5g, 3a, 8p) on the sidelines, the 23-year-old will need to continue to produce on a nightly basis. Horvat has goals in three of his last four games and is responsible for two game-winning goals this season
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