The Washington Capitals face stiff competition in the Metropolitan division this season, but what else is new? Luckily for the Caps, they gained some momentum against their division foes with a thrilling 5-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning at home on Friday night. Tampa wants revenge, though, and they'll have a very prompt opportunity to obtain it as they host Washington on Sunday in Florida.
Last season, the Caps and Lightning played three games against each other in which just one goal was scored. It's no surprise, considering the Bolts have arguably the best goaltender on earth in Andrei Vasilevskiy. Can Washington crack through the stout Lightning defensive unit again and snag a win?
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: Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Lightning will be broadcast on ESPN
Live Stream: You can stream Capitals vs. Lightning on the ESPN website or app.
CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING TV SCHEDULE
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Lightning (LIVE)
CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich:
Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette entered the NHL’s COVID protocol and won’t be available for either of their next two games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced Friday morning. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy will assume his responsibilities until Laviolette clears protocol...Read more.
CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO WATCH
Capitals: Anthony Mantha, RW (16 games, 5 goals, 2 assists): Mantha opened the scoring in D.C. against the Lightning on Friday night. He's an underrated element of Washington's offensive attack, but it'd be a hard ask for him to continue to stay hot at Amalie Arena.
Lightning: Steven Stamkos, C (14 games, 7 goals, 6 assists): Stamkos is arguably the next-best goal scorer in the current era of hockey behind Alex Ovechkin. Can the Caps hold him dormant in front of a raucous home crowd?