The Caps are finally back home in the nation's capital after a week-long All-Star Break. The Metropolitan Division, under head coach Todd Reirden, took home the $1 million All-Star Game prize. Capitals goalie and Braden Holtby had a stellar game and defenseman John Carlson won the hardest shot contest.
Now, the Caps have to address their seven-game losing streak, hoping to bounce back with a win against the visiting Calgary Flames. Since Alex Ovechkin voluntarily sat out the All-Star Game, he not play due to the resulting one-game suspension.
Here's everything you need to know before the Caps hit the ice for the first time in nine days.
CAPITALS vs. CALGARY FLAMES: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Calgary Flames, 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
When: Friday, Feb. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: You can live stream Capitals at Leafs on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams app.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM
CAPITALS vs. CALGARY FLAMES: TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Flames on NBC Sports Washington
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
CAPITALS vs. CALGARY FLAMES: INJURY REPORT
Capitals: D, Christian Djoos, Lower body, Indefinitely.
Flames: D, Michael Stone, Upper body, Indefinitely.
CAPITALS vs. CALGARY FLAMES: PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jakub Vrana, LW, Capitals (15 goals, 13 assists, 28 points): Jakub Vrana has had a breakout season thus far. With 15 goals and 13 assists in just 50 games, Vrana has been a standout winger this season.
Johnny Gaudreau (29 goals, 44 assists, 73 points): In Ovechkin's absence, the Capitals will need to go on the offensive to get points on the board, as well as keep a strong defensive eye on Gaudreau. Gaudreau is currently leading the Flames with an astounding 29 goals and 44 assists.
CAPITALS vs. CALGARY FLAMES: SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 96
All-Time Series Record: Flames lead 45-38-13
Last Meeting: Caps win in OT shootout 4-3 (10/27/18)
Last 10: Caps-Flames tied 5-5
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