The Capitals return from the bye week in pretty good shape on offense, defense, goaltending and special teams. Nicklas Backstrom will look to pick up where he left off before the bye week while Zach Sanford and Jakub Vrana will compete for playing time. Washington returns from the break to take on the Detroit Red Wings.

Here is everything you need to know:

What: Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich.

When: Saturday, 2/18 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch: Capitals vs. Red Wings will be broadcast on CSN and available on CSN's live stream page.

When is the Capitals-Red Wings game?

The Capitals (39-11-6) play the Detroit Red Wings (22-25-10) Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

What channel is the Capitals-Red Wings game on?

The Capitals-Red Wings game is broadcast on CSN. The coverage of the game begins at 1:30 p.m. with Caps GameTime. The game begins at 2:00 p.m with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. For postgame coverage, stick around for Caps Extra following the game and Caps in 30 at 6:30 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)


Where can I stream the Capitals-Red Wings game?

The Capitals-Red Wings game is available to stream live here on and the NBC Sports app and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

What are the lines for the Capitals-Red Wings game?

Based Friday's practice, here are the projected lines:

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Zach Sanford
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Nate Schmidt

Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Jakub Vrana, Taylor Chorney

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