The Capitals were on fire in the month of March, though they slowed down a bit with back to back losses as the calendar flipped to April. They bounced back with an overtime win in New Jersey on Friday, and now they'll look to win another road game on Sunday against the same team.
The Capitals are 7-0-0 against the Devils so far this season and looking to close out a season sweep of their East division rivals. The Caps have won 15 of their last 19 games thanks to a well-balanced attack.
This will be the Caps' fourth straight road game, and eight of their next 11 are away from home, so they'll have to continue to be road warriors to stay atop the NHL standings. Washington is 10-5-2 away from Capital One Arena this season.
The Capitals (52 points) are fighting to hold off the Islanders and Penguins (50 points each) atop the division. Here's everything you need to know about their matchup with the New Jersey Devils.
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
When: Sunday, April 4, at 3:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Devils will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Devils on NBC Sports' live stream page.
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS TV SCHEDULE
2:00 PM: Capitals Pregame Live (NBCSW)
3:00 PM: Capitals vs. Devils (NBCSW)
5:30 PM: Capitals Postgame Live (NBCSW)
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS WHAT TO WATCH
Can the Caps stay hot against the woeful Devils? Washington has ridden its recent stretch of strong play to the top of the East division and a 24-9-4 record. Their 52 points is now tied with Colorado, Tampa Bay and Florida for the most in hockey. The Capitals had a small slip up with back to back losses in New York, but came back with an overtime victory in New Jersey on Friday.
New Jersey remains one of the weakest teams in the NHL, saved from the cellar of the division only by the league-worst Sabres. They have yet to win a game against the Capitals this season, though as mentioned above they did take Washington to overtime on Friday. This will be the final chance for the Devils to win a game against Washington this year as Sunday's game closes out the season series.
CAPITALS VS. DEVILS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals, C (27 games, 6 goals, 12 assists, 18 points): Kuznetsov has excelled in the Caps' seven wins over the Devils this season with two goals and five assists in five games (he missed two matchups earlier in the year). Kuzy has just one point (goal) since March 26, so he's due to break out after a mini slump.
Jack Hughes, Devils, C (26 games, 7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points): Hughes hasn't quite taken the rest of the NHL by storm just yet, but he is still one of the most talented players in the league and a future superstar for New Jersey. The Caps have held him to just one goal and one assists in seven games against Washington, but he is a threat to do something special every time out on the ice.