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How to watch Capitals vs. Kings

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Conor Sheary

The Washington Capitals are returning home following a three-game road trip that saw them go 2-0-1. Awaiting them will be the Los Angeles Kings, who will be wrapping up their four-game road trip, with Capital One Arena being their last stop. 

The Capitals and Kings faced off in Los Angeles last month as Washington came away with a 2-0 victory. Now Peter Laviolette's team will look for the season sweep.

However, they'll have to do so without star forwards T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, all of whom were placed in the NHL's COVID protocol over the last four days. As a result, Hershey call-ups Brett Leason and Joe Snively will suit up instead.

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

CAPITALS VS. KINGS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. 

When: Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals vs. Kings will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Kings on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams app.

CAPITALS VS. KINGS TV SCHEDULE

6:30 p.m.: Capitals Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 p.m.: Capitals vs. Kings (LIVE)

 

9:30 a.m.: Capitals Postgame Live (LIVE)

CAPITALS VS. KINGS WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis:

"Absent three of their regular centers, a wing and a defenseman due to COVID protocol and two more forwards due to upper-body injuries, the odds were stacked against the Capitals when they faced the Jets." Read More

From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan:

"In the history of the NHL, no player has ever scored more goals than Alex Ovechkin as of Wednesday. Ovechkin tied the all-time power play goals record of 274 set by Dave Andreychuk with his power play tally in the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks." Read More.

CAPITALS VS. KINGS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alex Ovechkin, RW, Capitals (30 games, 22 goals, 25 assists): Age is nothing but a number for Ovechkin as the 36-year-old is tied for first in points (47) with Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid. The Capitals star is second in goals scored one behind Leon Draisaitl.

Anze Kopitar, C, Kings (28 games, 9 goals, 17 assists): At 34, Anze Kopitar is another player in this game that isn't allowing age to slow his production down. The Kings captain leads the team in points (26) and is eight points clear of the next person on the list in Alex Iafallo.