The Capitals enter Friday's contest with the Arizona Coyotes having secured at least one point in the standings for every game they've played. With 11 points, Washington ranks second in the NHL behind only the Florida Panthers (14) and Carolina Hurricanes (12).
Meanwhile, the Coyotes have had an abysmal start that's seen them go 0-6-1 over their first seven games. Arizona has just four regulation wins in its last 24 games dating back to last season.
Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.
CAPITALS VS. COYOTES HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Arizona Coyotes
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Coyotes will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Coyotes on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams app.
CAPITALS VS. COYOTES TV SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. Capitals Pregame Live (LIVE)
7:00 p.m. Capitals vs. Coyotes (LIVE)
9:30 p.m. Capitals Postgame Live (LIVE)
CAPITALS VS. COYOTES WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan:
"The good news is that Washington is 4-0-3 and has yet to lose in regulation, but there may be a curious trend developing. The Caps have gone to overtime three times, all at home and lost all three games." Read more.
From NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis:
"At 36-years-old, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals through the first two weeks of the season and has shown no signs of slowing down despite this being his 18th year with the Capitals. In fact, he’s scoring like he did early in his career." Read more.
CAPITALS VS. COYOTES PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tom Wilson, RW, Capitals (7 games, 0 goals, 7 points): Wilson may not yet have a goal to his name this season, but he's played the role of facilitator well with at least one assist in five of seven games this season.
Clayton Keller, C, Coyotes (7 games, 3 goals, 4 points): Goals have been hard to find for Arizona. Keller is the only Coyotes player with more than one thus far this season.