Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the Capitals have locked up home-ice advantage, the Metropolitan Division title and the President's Trophy.
But there are still two games left on the NHL regular-season schedule before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin next Wednesday.
On the road for the final time this season, the Capitals take on the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon. Like the Capitals, the Bruins too have locked up a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But unlike the Capitals, the Bruins still have seeding to play for.
But with top defenseman Torey Krug out with a lower-body injury, and top forward Brad Marchand serving the final game of his 2-game suspension, the Bruins will be severely shorthanded. The Capitals will be shorthanded as well, as both Brett Connolly and John Carlson will be out of the lineup.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins
Where: TD Garden. Boston, Mass.
When: 3:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 2:30 p.m. ET)
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Bruins will be broadcast on NBC.
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals vs. Bruins game on NBC Sports' live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-BRUINS GAME?
The Capitals (54-18-8) take on the Boston Bruins (44-30-76) on Saturday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. ET at TD Garden.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-BRUINS GAME ON?
The Capitals-Bruins game will be broadcast on NBC at 3:00 p.m. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 2:30 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-BRUINS GAME?
The Capitals vs. Bruins 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-BRUINS GAME?
Here are the projected lines for the Capitals based on Friday's practice.
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - TJ Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Engeni Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Paul Carey - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Karl Alzner - Nate Schmidt
Philipp Grubauer starts with Braden Holtby as backup
Brett Connolly, John Carlson,
Frank Vatrano - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes
DrewStafford - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Matt Beleskey - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Sean Kuraly
Dominic Moore - Riley Nash - Tim Schaller
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
John-Michael Liles - Adam McQuaid
Colin Miller - Kevan Miller
Anton Khudobin starts, Tuukka Rask as backup
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