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Capitals at Panthers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Capitals at Panthers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Capitals already have a guaranteed trip to the playoffs, and as the season comes to a close with just three games left, they'll move on to their next goal: winning five straight and soon clinching another Metropolitan Division title. They can get even closer to that goal with a win over Florida Monday.

The Capitals have been on a roll lately with four straight wins, including a dominant 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay Saturday. However, it may be challenging to overcome Florida. Though the Panthers are eliminated from playoff contention, They've beaten Washington in each of their two matchups this season, both wins coming in overtime or the shootout.

It'll be up to the Caps to snap that skid against Florida and regain momentum heading into these final games of the regular season. Here's everything you need to know and how to tune into Monday's game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

CAPITALS VS PANTHERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers, Game 80 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season

Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL

When: Monday, April 1, 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals at Panthers will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Link)

Live Stream: You can stream the Caps' tilt with Florida on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App.

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan

CAPITALS VS PANTHERS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Capitals at Panthers

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

CAPITALS VS PANTHERS INJURY REPORT:

Capitals: Michal Kempny (lower-body, long-term)

Panthers: Derek MacKenzie (shoulder, out for season), Colton Sceviour (hand, IR)

CAPITALS VS PANTHERS PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Alex Ovechkin, F, Capitals (51 G, 37 A, 88 P)

Ovechkin scored his 50 and 51st goals against Tampa Saturday, becoming the third player all-time to reach eight 50-goal seasons. With points in eight of his last eight, look for Ovechkin to make an impact yet again and stay hungry.

NIcklas Backstrom, F, Capitals (21 G, 52 A, 73 P)

With two goals and three points in Saturday’s win, Backstrom continued to show that he’s heating up and taking charge in this final stretch. He has three goals and four points in his last three games and has been dominant on that top line. Look for him to keep it going.

Jonathan Huberdeau, F, Panthers (27 G, 61 A, 88 P)

With six points and three multi-point performances in his last four games, Huberdeau is having a strong finish and has been a light through another dark year for Florida. The 25-year-old also has points in two straight and was vital in snapping Boston's 12-game winning streak Saturday, so expect him to be dangerous Monday.

CAPITALS VS PANTHERS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time meetings: 125

All-time series record: Capitals lead 64-41-10

Last Meeting: Panthers win 5-4 (OT) (2/9/2019)

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Kuznetsov tips in OT winner for Caps' 6th straight simulation win

Kuznetsov tips in OT winner for Caps' 6th straight simulation win

A two-goal rally for the Minnesota Wild forced overtime, but Evgeny Kuznetsov proved to be the hero for the Capitals in a 4-3 win in the latest NHL 20 sim. The win is Washington's sixth straight simulated win.

Result: Caps 4, Wild 3 OT

1st period

0-1 Wild goal: Joel Eriksson Ek from Mats Zuccarello and Zach Parise

2nd period

1-1 Caps goal: Jakub Vrana from Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie

2-1 Caps goal (power play): Evgeny Kuznetsov from Tom Wilson and Dmitry Orlov

3-1 Caps goal: Alex Ovechkin from Nick Jensen and Nicklas Backstrom

3rd period

3-2 Wild goal: Joel Eriksson Ek from Zach Parise and Ryan Suter

3-3 Wild goal: Alex Galchenyuk from Kevin Fiala and Mikko Koivu

Overtime

4-3 Caps goal: Evgeny Kuznetsov from Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson


How the Caps won

1. The second period

Minnesota held a 1-0 lead after the first, but Washington rallied to take control with three goals in the second period. Jakub Vrana got things started with a backhand goal off his own rebound less than three minutes into the second frame. Later in the period, Tom Wilson forced a kick-out save from goalie Devan Dubnyk and the rebound went right to Kuznetsov on the back door for the open net. Alex Ovechkin made it 3-1 with a breakaway goal.

2. Rebounds

This was not Dubnyk's best game. All three of Washington's regulation goals came off of rebounds and Dubnyk showed poor rebound control, giving the puck up in high-danger areas. Even on Ovechkin's breakaway goal, Dubnyk denied the initial opportunity but Ovechkin was able to grab his own rebound and backhand it in.

3. A critical faceoff

Kuznetsov won the opening faceoff to start overtime and that was it. That was the game. Kuznetsov would go on to score on that first shift to win the game as the Caps never gave up possession of the puck. They controlled it from the faceoff to the goal ensuring Minnesota never had an opportunity to win it.

Next game

The Caps were scheduled to play the Florida Panthers on the road Saturday. The game will be simulated with NHL 20 on NBC Sports Washington at 7 p.m.

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T.J. Oshie invites fan to Caps game after he made every NHL team's logo out of dominos

T.J. Oshie invites fan to Caps game after he made every NHL team's logo out of dominos

A young Caps fan who has spent the last week making all 31 NHL team logos out of dominos got a shoutout on Twitter and an invite to a game from his favorite player, T.J. Oshie. 

Alex, the 12-year-old behind this project, created a Youtube video which shows all of the domino creations in action. 

The video ends with Alex decked out in a Caps jersey talking about the hard work required to accomplish this feat. 

He also explains that Oshie is his favorite player and that he planned to see the Capitals play at home this season, but the pause on the NHL season caused a change in plans. 

Alex’s incredible work came to Oshie’s attention when his brother reached out to him on Twitter and linked Alex’s video. 

Not only did Oshie respond to Alex’s brother's tweet with praise, but invited the brothers to a Caps game when the season resumed. 

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