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How to watch Capitals vs. Lightning

Capitals
Justin Schultz

The Washington Capitals are coming off a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes, moving to 5-0-3. They hope to carry that momentum to Amalie Arena when they take on the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Meanwhile, the Lightning has been off since Thursday, so they'll be fresh and ready to get going after Washington's win over the Coyotes. Tampa Bay is off to a slower start this season with a 4-3-1 record. 

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

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida.

When: Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET

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

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

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING TV SCHEDULE

6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Lightning (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING WHAT TO WATCH

Ilya Samsonov is coming off a shutout performance against Arizona. The Coyotes didn't pose much of a threat offensively Friday night, but when they did, Samsonov was there to deny them making 16 saves. Washington got their first shutout of the season. They hope the goaltender can build off this performance against Tampa.

 

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are doing the heavy lifting on offense, and with T.J. Oshie out, they'll need some supporting cast members to step up. John Carlson answered the bell on Thursday, providing a goal and an assist for the Capitals. 

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov, C (8 games, 5 goals, 7 assists): Kuznetsov is tied with Tom Wilson for the team-lead in assists, and the 29-year-old has stepped into the puck distributor role with the absence of Nicklas Backstrom. The center also sits second on the Capitals with 12 points, three behind Alex Ovechkin, so Kuznetsov will look to continue his strong start to the season in Tampa. 

Lightning: Steven Stamkos, C (8 game, 5 goals, 7 assists): Stamkos has been bitten hard by the injury bug in recent seasons, but he enters the new campaign with a clean bill of health. That's good news for the Lightning, who could use a full season from the two-time Richard Trophy winner. Stamkos has played just two full seasons in the last five years.