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Capitals vs. Golden Knights: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Capitals vs. Golden Knights: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

It will not take long for the Vegas Golden Knights to get their chance at revenge on the Washington Capitals.

The rematch of the Stanley Cup Final will take place this Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. 

After a Stanley Cup banner ceremony for the ages, an all-out slugfest between their arch-rival Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals will continue their reminiscence tour.

There were not many major roster differences for the Capitals and the Golden Knights compared to last year's squad. So what we have here will be an all-out, old-fashioned rematch. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Wednesday night game, which takes place at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS HOW TO WATCH

What: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals, Game 3 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Golden Knights vs. Capitals game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBC Sports Washington channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Golden Knights at Capitals on the NBC Sports live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS TV SCHEDULE

7:00 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
7:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
8:00 PM: Golden Knights at Capitals (NBC Sports Network)
10:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
11:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
11:30 PM: DC Sports Live

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alex Ovechkin, F, Capitals: In the Final, Ovechkin lit up the Golden Knights for three goals and an assist in their five games. Already in only two games this year he picked up right where he left off with two goals and assist. There are no signs of the 33-year-old slowing down after his championship.

T.J. Oshie, RW, Capitals: Not only can you get a T.J. Oshie drinking shirt, but you can see him tearing it up this season. In Pittsburgh he had a three point game and now leads the team in points (five) this season.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Golden Knights: It was a fantastic redemption story of Fleury a year ago after being tossed by the Penguins. However, it has been a rough start to the year. He allowed five goals in the season opener against Philadelphia before getting pulled. Now he is coming off a four GA performance against the Sabres.  Is this the fall off the Penguins saw coming? 

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS INJURY REPORT:

Golden Knights: Paul Stasny (OUT, concussion), Nate Schmidt (OUT, suspension)
Capitals: Tom Wilson (OUT, suspension)

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS PROJECTED LINES

CAPITALS PROJECTED LINES
F1: Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Connolly
F2: Vrana, Backstrom, Oshie
F3: Burakovsky, Eller, Stephenson
F4: Jaskin, Dowd, Smith-Pelly
D1: Kempny, Carlson
D2: Orlov, Niskanen
D3: Orpik, Djoos
G1: Holtby
G2: Copley

GOLDEN KNIGHTS PROJECTED LINES:
F1: Marchessault, Karlsson, Smith
F2: Pacioretty,, Haula, Nosek
F3: Carpenter, Eakin, Lindberg
F4: Carrier, Bellemare, Reaves
D1: McNabb, Miller
D2: Theodore, Engelland
D3: Merrill, Holden
G1: Fleury
G2: Subban

GOLDEN KNIGHTS at CAPITALS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time Meetings: 7 (5 postseason)

All-Time Series Record: Capitals lead 4-3

Regular Season Record: Golden Knights lead 2-0

Playoff Record: Capitals lead 4-1

Last Meeting: Caps win 4-3 to clinch Stanley Cup (6/7/18)

Last Ten Meetings: Capitals lead 4-3

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The season pause gave Braden Holtby a chance to 'fix a few things' in his game

The season pause gave Braden Holtby a chance to 'fix a few things' in his game

No team can make it far in the playoffs without good goaltending. That's what made the news of Ilya Samsonov's injury so tough for the Capitals. Sure, they still have Braden Holtby, but let's face it, it's been a bad season. Does he even still have it in him to lead the team in the postseason? After three round-robin games, the answer is an emphatic yes.

In a round-robin in which there were seemingly few positives for Washington, Holtby was one of them. He was the team's best player in the round-robin and he capped it off with 30 saves on 31 shots against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, the team's lone win.

Holtby looks like a completely different goalie than the one who managed just a .897 save percentage and 3.11 GAA in 48 regular-season games and that's because he is. The pause to the NHL season allowed Holtby time off to reset his game that he would not have in a normal season and he took advantage.

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"Put a lot of work in the last couple months and had to fix a few things and work on a few things over the break to strengthen up," Holtby said, "And every game we played here you get a little more stamina and more and more comfortable."

It is pretty remarkable that Holtby was able to improve his game as much as he seems to have done considering that for much of that time, he could not even get on the ice. Yet, as the team prepares for the playoffs, goaltending no longer seems to be an issue. The loss of Samsonov means that the team is in trouble should Holtby struggle or get injured, but in terms of the starting netminder, Holtby is once again the guy. While that may have made fans nervous in January, fans can now be comfortable with that considering Holtby is playing his best hockey of the season.

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Caps and Islanders coaches downplay the personal matchup in Stanley Cup playoff series: 'It's not Barry Trotz vs. Todd Reirden'

Caps and Islanders coaches downplay the personal matchup in Stanley Cup playoff series: 'It's not Barry Trotz vs. Todd Reirden'

As the Capitals and New York Islanders prepare to square off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all eyes will be on one matchup. It's not about the two goalies or how one defensive pairing matchups up against an offensive line, this matchup is off the ice. The storyline of this series is the men behind the bench, Todd Reirden and his predecessor, Barry Trotz.

Trotz was the head coach in Washington from 2014 to 2018 and led the Caps to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Reirden was on Trotz's staff as an associate coach in charge of the defense. Following the 2018 season, Trotz resigned and was hired as the head coach in New York, taking with him assistant coach Lane Lambert and goalie coach Mitch Korn. Reirden was hired as head coach of the Caps in the wake of Trotz's departure.

"It'll be a great challenge because I know the people over there," Trotz said of the series.

"Obviously we were able to accomplish something amazing together and that's something that you'll never forget as a staff," Reirden said. "That's never going to go away. It's unique now being on opposite benches and it has been."

When a team plays against its former head coach, comparisons between the two coaches are unavoidable. But even if the fans and the media look at this series as a commentary on the two coaches, the two men in question certainly do not.

"It's not Barry Trotz vs. Todd Reirden or any of those type of things," Reirden said. "It's going to be a team effort."

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They also downplayed any sort of advantage knowing each other may give them in the series.

"You've spent some time with a lot of their players, there's a lot of new players," Trotz said. "It just gives me a little insight on some of their tendencies, that's all."

The core in Washington may be the same, but there are a number of new faces on the roster who came after Trotz. The top-six on offense is the same, but players like Carl Hagelin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway and Nic Dowd all came after Trotz. Defensively, the team added Nick Jensen, Radko Gudas and Brenden Dillon.  Jonas Siegenthaler was in the organization, but did not make his NHL debut until the 2018-19 season.

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But even if they do not want to admit it, the familiarity between the coaches and players undeniably adds a different dynamic to the series.

The Caps know what kind of a coach Trotz is and how his teams like to play. Likewise, Trotz knows the level of talent on the roster in Washington so he knows the challenge that awaits the Islanders in the first round.

"They've got a lot of star power and they've won a championship," Trotz said. "They're well-equipped in a lot of areas, so the biggest challenge is to play them even and play them hard and they'll do the same because I know a lot about that group."

Trotz also added, "I think it will be a hell of a series."

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