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How to watch Capitals vs. Bruins

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Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin fires the puck past Bruins right wing David Pastrnak

After a 10-day hiatus over the All-Star Break, the Capitals are back in action Saturday when they take on the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins have been the best team in the NHL thus far this season, entering the weekend atop the league leaderboard in points (83), wins (39) and goal differential (+81). Goaltender Linus Ullmark (26-4-1, .937 SV%) and leading scorer David Pastrnak (38 goals, 72 points) both joined Alex Ovechkin as All-Stars in Florida last week.

Washington will enter the second half looking to solidify its hold on a Wild Card spot in the East, beginning with a tough five-game stretch out of the break that includes games against the Bruins, Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes.

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals vs. Bruins will be broadcast on ABC

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Bruins on ESPN+ with a valid account or cable subscription

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS TV SCHEDULE

3:30 pm: Capitals vs. Bruins (LIVE) - ABC

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich

"The Wild Card race in the Eastern Conference is shaping up to be one of the NHL’s tightest battles for playoff spots this season. After the Capitals entered the All-Star Break with a three-point lead over the rest of the field for the top spot, several of the teams behind them have made up ground during Washington’s bye week." Read more.

 

"The Atlantic Division may have won the All-Star Game, but the true winners of the All-Star Break were nowhere near FLA Live Arena this weekend. Taking advantage of their 10-day gap between games, the Capitals ensured two young forwards would be part of their core in 2024 and beyond by working out extensions with Dylan Strome and Sonny Milano." Read more.

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: LW Alex Ovechkin (32 goals, 22 assists in 52 GP): Ovechkin enters the month of February just shy of a 50-goal pace for the season. He has proven to be as dangerous as ever in his age-37 season.

Bruins: RW David Pastrnak (38 goals, 34 assists in 51 GP): Playing in the final season of his contract, Pastrnak is having a career year at the perfect time. His 72 points are five shy of his total from all of last season.