If you watched the Washington Capitals take on the New York Islanders on Tuesday night: first of all, congratulations! Second of all, you can go ahead and catch your breath now.
Seemingly every big storyline came to fruition at Capital One arena on Tuesday. Alex Ovechkin passed Jaromir Jagr to move into third place all-time on the NHL goals list with tally No. 767. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby registered his first career goal. Anthony Mantha scored the game-winner in the shootout. Vitek Vanecek secured the win in front of a raucous home crowd.
It'd be tough to find a game with similar energy levels for Capitals fans. But now, having won five of their last six contests, Washington heads on the road to take on the Blue Jackets in a huge Metropolitan division matchup.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the game.
CAPITALS VS. BLUE JACKETS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
CAPITALS VS. BLUE JACKETS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. Capitals Pregame Live (LIVE)
7:00 p.m. Capitals vs. Blue Jackets (LIVE)
9:30 p.m. Capitals Postgame Live (LIVE)
CAPITALS VS. BLUE JACKETS WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan
Alex Ovechkin has reached a lot of milestones over the course of his career, but some matter more to him than others. On Tuesday when he scored goal No. 767 to move into third on the NHL's all-time goal list and become the all-time leading European scorer, it was clear that this milestone meant just a little bit more to the Great 8...Read more.
From NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis:
The Capitals re-signed forward Joe Snively on Wednesday to a two-year, $1.6 million deal that will keep him in Washington through the end of the 2023-24 season, the team announced. Snively, a Herndon, Va. native, became the first player in Capitals history from Virginia to play for the team. He grew up in the area and played in the “Little Caps” program in Arlington, Va...Read more.
CAPITALS VS. BLUE JACKETS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals (59 games, 37 goals, 35 assists): Of course the league's third-highest goal scorer of all time has to be the player to watch for a big division matchup. Not only did Ovechkin reach an incredible milestone on Tuesday, he's also put up seven points over his last five games.
Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, Blue Jackets (58 games, 21 goals, 24 assists): Bjorkstrand put up a miraculous four-point (1 G, 3 A) performance in a 6-4 win over the Golden Knights in CBJ's last matchup. He's the team's leading point-getter on the season, but also posts an abysmal -19. See which side of the puck he finds himself on on Thursday night.