As the Capitals press on down the stretch of the regular season, they'll play a pivotal matchup against a difficult Minnesota Wild team as a Wild Card playoff spot is on the line.
The Wild, who are fresh off a dominating win against the St. Louis Blues, remain in second place in the Central Division and have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. The last time these two clubs took the ice was at Capital One Arena in January when the Wild defeated the Caps 4-2.
Here's what to know when Washington takes on Minnesota Sunday afternoon:
CAPITALS VS. WILD HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
When: Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals at Wild will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can stream Capitals at Wild on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams app.
CAPITALS VS. WILD TV SCHEDULE
1:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)
2:00 PM: Capitals at Wild (LIVE)
4:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)
CAPITALS VS. WILD WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich:
Unfortunately for Washington, those good feelings didn’t carry over into Friday’s game. The Blues (30-33-5) grabbed the lead less than two minutes into the contest and never trailed. They kept finding ways to get behind the Capitals’ defense, scoring each of their first three goals without any opposing skaters standing between netminder Darcy Kuemper and the goal-scorer... Read more
From NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux:
When Lindgren got back to the locker room, he spoke with goaltenders coach Scott Murray, who told him "you've got 23 guys here that love you." The netminder also thought about his father sitting in the stands, who returned to D.C. following the mentor's trip to watch his son play... Read more
CAPITALS VS. WILD PLAYERS TO WATCH
Capitals: Alex Ovechkin, LW (64 games, 37 goals, 28 assists, 64 points): Ovechkin continues another outstanding statistical season for the Caps, as he's closing in on another 40-goal campaign and chasing down Wayne Gretzky for the all-time lead in career goals. If Ovi can score three more goals, it would be his 13th 40-goal campaign in his career, which would move him into the lead surpassing Wayne Gretzky.
Wild: Kirill Kaprizov, LW (65 games, 39 goals, 35 assists, 74 points): Kaprizov once again continues to be the leader for the Wild, producing on the offensive end as their leader in goals and points. The Wild have scored at least four goals in their last four games, as the Capitals will need to contain their offensive juggernaut in Kaprizov if they want to have a chance to win.