The Washington Capitals have been winners in 7 of their last 10 games. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren has been shining since taking over for the injured Darcy Kuemper, with a 6-1-0 record. The offense has been picking Lindgren as the Capitals' sticks have been red hot, averaging about 4 goals in their last 5 games. In the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Erik Gustafsson notched a hat-trick.
Just two games prior, the great Alex Ovechkin scored a hat-trick of his own, tallying his 800th career NHL goal. Ovechkin will aim to make more history, attempting to tie long-time Detroit Red Wing Gordie Howe's record of 801. This would be Ovechkin at No. 2 on the all-time goals-scoring list.
Here's everything you need to know before the puck drops as the Caps take on the Red Wings.
RED WINGS VS. CAPITALS HOW TO WATCH
What: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
When: Monday, December 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Red Wings vs. Capitals will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Red Wings vs. Capitals on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams app.
RED WINGS VS. CAPITALS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. Capitals Pregame Live
7:00 p.m. Red Wings vs. Capitals (LIVE)
9:30 p.m. Capitals Postgame Live
RED WINGS VS. CAPITALS WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan
Alex Ovechkin had a number of chances and registered two shots on goal, but he was not able to tally and remains at 800 career goals, just one behind Gordie Howe. While all Caps fans would have loved to see Ovechkin score his historic tallies on Saturday, waiting allows him the opportunity to tie and possibly pass Howe... Read more
From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich
Ovechkin’s dominance has stretched a span of nearly two decades, starting from his very first game with the Capitals as a rookie in 2005 when he announced his presence by scoring two goals in front of a sold-out MCI Center crowd on opening night. His career has intersected with past greats like Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman... Read more
RED WINGS VS. CAPITALS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Capitals (33 games, 20 goals, 35 points): The Great 8 has been leading the way for the Capitals all season long. He will look to make history to tie Gordie Howe for second all-time in goals scored with career No. 801.
Dylan Larkin, C, Red Wings (29 games, 10 goals, 27 points): Detroit's young captain paces the team in points this year and is also the team's best goal-scorer. Washington's defense will need to keep a close eye on Larkin if they want to keep him off the stat sheet.