After four straight regulation losses, the Capitals look like they are back on track with a three-game point streak including two wins. And they needed every one of those points considering just how close the teams are in the standings. On Tuesday, however, the Caps face a very difficult challenge in the Calgary Flames. Calgary has gone 12-1-0 in their last 13, but will be without star rookie Matthew Tkachuk who received a two-game suspension for an elbow he delivered to Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. Washington also has a question mark in the form of defenseman Brooks Orpik who did not practice on Monday due to a "maintenance day."
What: Washington Capitals vs. Calgary Flames
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET)
How to Watch: Capitals vs. Flames will be broadcast on CSN. (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals vs. Flames game on CSN's live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME?
The Capitals (46-17-8) take on the Flames (41-27-4) Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME ON?
The Capitals-Flames game will be broadcast on CSN. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game and Caps in 30 at 11 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-FLAMES GAME?
The Capitals-Flames game, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page 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-FLAMES GAME?
Here are the projected lines based on Monday's practice:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney
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