The Washington Capitals (17-9-3) are coming off of two straight road wins and return home to host the Detroit Red Wings (13-13-4) for their second matchup of the season, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Despite recent injuries to top wingers Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie, the Caps have shown no signs of slowing down and are playing some of their best hockey. The team rifled off seven straight wins before dropping back-to-back games to the Ducks and Golden Knights. But The Caps regained their form on the road, beating the Coyotes and Blue Jackets.
Alex Ovechkin now sits atop of the NHL lead scorers chart and the young guys are getting in on the action too, with Travis Boyd scoring his first NHL goal and Dmitrij Jaskin scoring his first as a Cap in the Caps' 4-0 win over Columbus Saturday.
The Red Wings enter the Tuesday content having lost three of their last four games. But Detroit will be a tough out. Eight of their last 12 games have been decided by just a single goal, including their 3-2 loss to Barry Trotz's Islanders on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings, Game 30 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Red Wings will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals take on the Red Wings on the new MyTeams by NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan
CAPITALS vs. RED WINGS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
7:00 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:30 PM: Capitals vs. Red Wings (LIVE)
10:00 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:30 PM: Caps Overtime Live
CAPITALS vs. RED WINGS INJURY REPORT
Capitals: Tom Wilson (RW): Upper body, TBD; T.J. Oshie (RW): Upper body, TBD; Brooks Orpik (D): Lower body, LTIR;
Red Wings: Danny DeKeyser (D): Hand, Indefinitely; Anthony Mantha (W): Hand, Indefinitely; Trevor Daley (D): Lower body, Day-to-Day; Darren Helm (W): Shoulder, Day-to-Day; Henrik Zetterberg (C): Back, Indefinitely; Evgeny Svechnikov (W): Knee, Day-to-Day; Johan Franzen (W): Concussion, Day-to-Day.
CAPITALS vs. RED WINGS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals: Alex Ovechkin has had an amazing year and continues to top the charts in his older age. During the Caps' 4-0 win over the Blue Jackets Saturday, Ovi got his 22nd goal of the season, now sitting atop of the NHL lead goalscorers chart. He's on a roll, with 10 goals and six assists through the past 11 games.
Niklas Kronwall, D, Red Wings: The 37-year-old veteran Kronwall is nearing the end of his hockey career, but has shown no signs of slowing down. Kronwall made a huge, clean hit during the Wings' 3-2 loss to the Islanders Saturday and scored despite the loss. Caps wingers will need to watch out for this defenseman.
CAPITALS vs. RED WINGS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 117
All-time record: Capitals lead 51-45-5 (16 ties)
Last Meeting: Capitals won 3-1 at home on November 23, 2018.
Last 10 Regular Season Games: Capitals lead 8-1-2
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