At long last, the Capitals are returning home. Washington wrapped up a five-game road trip on Tuesday with a strong win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The magic number for the Capitals to clinch the division and the Presidents' Trophy is now 1. They will get the opportunity to clinch on Wednesday as they host the New York Rangers. The Rangers will be a short-handed team as Alain Vigneault will rest several of his top players. The Caps, however, may be without John Carlson after he was a late scratch on Tuesday. Then again, Nate Schmidt seemed to do just fine in his place.

What: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

When: 8:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 7:00 p.m. ET)

How to Watch: Capitals vs. Rangers will be broadcast on NBCSN.

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals vs. Rangers game on NBC Sports' live stream page.

 

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-RANGERS GAME?

The Capitals (53-18-8) take on the Rangers (47-26-6) Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-RANGERS GAME ON?

The Capitals-Rangers game will be broadcast on NBCSN. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 7:00 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game. Both the pre and postgame shows will be on CSN. (CSN channel Finder)

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-RANGERS GAME?

The Capitals-Rangers game is available to stream live through NBC Sports' live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-RANGERS GAME?

Here are the projected lines based on Tuesday's game:

Forwards
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

Defense

Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Karl Alzner - Nate Schmidt

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Paul Carey, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney

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