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

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

After snapping a two-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday, the Caps are still in a race to finish atop the Metropolitan Division. As they end a four-game homestand, they'll square off against the surging Hurricanes, who have won four of their last five, in a potential preview of the playoffs.

Washington has struggled over its last few games, starting with a back-and-forth, draining 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last Wednesday. As the Capitals continue to experiment with their lineup, especially with Michal Kempny out of the picture with a long-term injury, they'll look to regain their momentum.

Here's what you need to know before the puck drops at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

CAPITALS VS HURRICANES HOW TO WATCH

What: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals, Game 77 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Hurricanes vs. Capitals will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Link)

Live Stream: You can stream the Caps' tilt with Carolina 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 HURRICANES TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Hurricanes at Capitals

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

CAPITALS VS HURRICANES INJURY REPORT:

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

Hurricanes: Janne Koukkanen (undisclosed, out)

CAPITALS VS HURRICANES PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Alex Ovechkin, F, Capitals (48 G, 36 A, 84 P)

Two goals away from his eighth career 50-goal campaign, Ovechkin has points in six of his last seven, and has been playing unselfish hockey and focusing more on passing and playing safe with the puck. He's been without a goal for four games now, and is getting hungry to get to the magic number.

Brett Connolly, F, Capitals (21 G, 23 A, 44 P)

The 26-year-old winger has points in four of his last five, and is one of the Capitals six 20-goal scorers. He's exceeded career-highs this season and is expected to keep the ball rolling down the stretch as Washington gears up for another postseason run.

Andrei Svechnikov, F, Hurricanes (20 G, 16 A, 36 P)

With points in three straight, the 18-year-old rookie hit the 20-goal mark with a tally against the Montreal Canadiens Sunday. He's been one of their most dangerous forwards so far this season, and as they continue to rack up points for a guaranteed playoff appearance, look for him to be a threat.

CAPITALS VS HURRICANES SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time meetings: 172

All-time series record: Capitals lead 96-62-14

Last Meeting: Capitals win 3-1 (12/27/2018)

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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

It's been a long time in the making, but a local Washington fan finally put the finishing touches on his Capitals-themed tattoo sleeve on Thursday.

Maryland-based fan Leah Carey posted a picture of her father's tattooed arm on Twitter, showing off the finished product.

John Carlson is credited with the final assist, as his signature was the last thing Carey's father needed to complete the tattoo collection. He finally got the signaure when Carlson took the time to autograph his arm after a recent practice. Carey then got it tattooed the following day.

In addition to Carlson's autograph, the sleeve includes various Caps' logos over the years, including their Stanley Cup championship crest.

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With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back with the Capitals following an injury to T.J. Oshie in Game 4, Washington is hoping that DSP will be able to perform similarly to how he did during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. With seven goals last postseason, including one in the Stanley Cup-clinching game, Smith-Pelly was a vital part of the Capitals' success.

Before he takes the ice in Game 5 on Saturday night, let's revisit some of those goals that made NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the 2018 Stanley Cup run.

17. Devante Smith-Pelly's Game 4 goal vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the first period against the Golden Knights to put the Caps up 3-0 early and secure an eventual 6-3 win for a 3-1 series lead.

14. Smith-Pelly strikes in Game 6 against Columbus

Devante Smith-Pelly's series-clinching tally in Game 6 helped Washington advance to the second round of the 2018 postseason.

13. Smith-Pelly grows the lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly proved to be pretty clutch. He capitalized on a Golden Knights turnover to toss the puck top shelf over Fleury in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

4. Devante Smith-Pelly's game-tying goal in Game 5 against Vegas

About halfway through the third with the Caps down 3-2 in Game 5 of the Cup Final, Devante Smith-Pelly put the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury while falling to tie things up against Vegas.

Enjoyed that little trip to the past? Check out the full Top 20 here.

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