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How to watch Ovechkin chase Howe's 801 goal mark vs. Senators

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Alex Ovechkin's quest to match Gordie Howe for the second most goals in NHL history rolls on Thursday with the Capitals traveling to take on the Ottawa Senators.

Held scoreless over his last three games, Ovechkin has sat on 800 goals for his career. He sits just one goal behind Howe and 94 back of Wayne Gretzky on the all-time leaderboard.

Despite Ovechkin's lack of goals, the Capitals have managed to continue their winning ways with wins in two of their last three games including an overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Washington is 10-3-1 in its last 14 games overall.

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

CAPITALS VS. SENATORS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators

Where: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

When: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET

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

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

CAPITALS VS. SENATORS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m. Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)

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

9:30 p.m. Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)

CAPITALS VS. SENATORS WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich:

"Trailing 2-0 to the Detroit Red Wings late in the second period, the Capitals were searching for life. They were creating chances but no one, not even Alex Ovechkin on the cusp of history, was landing their shots. Enter: Nic Dowd." Read more.

 

"Even as he aged into his late 30s, the Great 8 has remained one of the NHL’s most potent goal scorers. It’s allowed him to climb to the heights of Gretzky and Howe, heights that for decades seemed insurmountable. As Ovechkin nears Howe’s total of 801 for the second most all time, it’s worth pausing to look back on how he reached the 800-goal club." Read more.

CAPITALS VS. SENATORS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: Alex Ovechkin, LW (20 goals, 16 assists in 34 games): Ovechkin paces the Capitals in goals, shots and points this season, remaining a consistent force for a Washington squad that has missed several key players due to injury.

Senators: Brady Tkachuk, LW (13 goals, 23 assists in 32 games): The Senators have gotten off to a disappointing start in 2022-23 but Tkachuk has continued to be the biggest star on Ottawa's young roster.