For the third time this season, the Bruins and Caps face off. Two of the top teams in the NHL, this game could be a potential playoff preview.
The Capitals emerged victoriously in their first two meetings against the Bruins, both times winning by a score of 3-2. If they win again, they'll sweep the season series.
Washington is leading the NHL with 55 points, five more than the next closest team. Boston is first in the Atlantic division and looking to get back in the win column after two straight losses.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the matchup.
HOW TO WATCH CAPITALS vs. BRUINS
What: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins
When: Monday, December 23, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV Channel: Capitals-Lightning game will be broadcast on NBC Sports. (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Lightning on NBC Sports live stream page.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
CAPITALS-LIGHTNING TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Bruins (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live
CAPITALS-LIGHTNING INJURY REPORT
Bruins: D John Moore (Out-Illness)
CAPITALS-LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO WATCH
D John Carlson: Leading the league in points among defensemen, Carlson is looking to increase his lead against the Bruins. With 47 points on the year, he's got 13 more than 2nd place and is 7th in the entire league.
C Nicklas Backstrom: In his seventh game back from injury, Backstrom is looking like his usual self. In Thursday's win against the Devils, he registered two goals and two assists. Against the Bruins, he'll look to keep the magic going.
G Jaroslav Halak: The Boston goaltender is letting up the fourth-fewest goals per game this season at 2.26, while the Caps have the NHL's most prolific offense. Unstoppable force, meet immovable object.
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