The Caps are riding a five-game winning streak, with their most recent win in a back-and-forth contest against a feisty Florida Panthers squad.
In a Saturday night smackdown, the Caps draw the Vegas Golden Knights, who they defeated in five games in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.
Vegas dropped their most recent game in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Do they bounce back against the Caps, or does Washington stay hot? Tune in to find out.
CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS GAME 18: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
When: Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals-Golden Knights game will be broadcast on NBC Sports. (NBC Sports channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Golden Knights on the NBC Sports live stream page.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS TV SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Golden Knights (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS INJURY REPORT:
LW Richard Panik, upper-body injury, long term injured reserve
C Nic Dowd, lower-body injury, day-to-day
G Marc-Andre Fleury, illness, day-to-day
RW Alex Tuch, upper-body injury, week-to-week
CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS PLAYERS TO WATCH:
John Carlson, D, Capitals (8-18-26)
Carlson may not like the Johnny Norris comments he's been getting throughout this season, but he's playing like a Norris Trophy candidate. He leads all defensemen with eight goals, is tied for first in the NHL with 18 assists, and leads all defensemen in points, tying Connor McDavid in the process. Whether he's slinging the puck to Alex Ovechkin for that patented one-timer on the power-play, or pinching in from the point and throwing a shot on net, Carlson will bug the Knights all night.
Nate Schmidt, D, Golden Knights (1-1-2)
After the Golden Knights claimed Schmidt from the Caps in the expansion draft, he rocketed to their top defensive pairing and has maintained that position ever since. Given that Brett Connolly scored on his former team, and Schmidt sees a fair amount of power-play time, it's not a bad bet to take Schmidt to have a solid game against his former team.
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