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Preview: Washington Capitals Get A Visit From Vegas Golden Knights On Tuesday | NoVa Caps
Preview: Washington Capitals Get A Visit From Vegas Golden Knights On Tuesday | NoVa Caps

The Washington Capitals will take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday (7 PM ET, Monumental Sports Network in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market).

Vegas has won the past five games against Washington (0-3-2 in that time), who has not beaten the Golden Knights since November 9, 2019, a 5-2 win in the District. Vegas has also won eight of the 10 all-time regular-season games between the two teams (Washington: 2-6-2) but Washington beat them in five games during the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

Vegas: starts five-game road trip after playing five of their last six at home; has not played since a 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday

Washington: begins four-game homestand and continues a stretch where they play 10 of 13 at home (6-2-1)

How Each Team Is Doing

Vegas: lost two in a row in regulation before beating San Jose

Washington: 6-1-1 in their last eight, including points in four straight (3-0-1), since starting the season 1-3-1

Vegas: 12-2-1 (.833 points percentage — first in Western Conference); two points ahead of Vancouver Canucks (who have a game in hand) for division/conference lead

Washington: 7-4-2 (.615 points percentage — second in Metropolitan Division, fourth in Eastern Conference); two points behind Carolina for second in division (in actual points) with two games in hand

Team Leaders

The graph shows each teams’ player leaders. Vegas center William Karlsson has led the way for his team while Washington captain Alex Ovechkin has been gaining ground after a slow start to the campaign.

Team Statistics

The first graph illustrates Vegas and Washington’s game averages heading into Tuesday’s contest.

The second graph views both teams’ underlying statistics at five-on-five up to date this season.




Expected Goaltending Matchup

Vegas: Adin Hill, 27 — 7-1-1 (tied for first in NHL), .939 save percentage (third), 1.75 goals-against average (second), two shutouts (second)

Washington: Darcy Kuemper, 33 — 3-3-2, .892 save percentage, 3.07 goals-against average

Projected Lines

Ivan Barbashev – Jack Eichel – Jonathan Marchessault
William Carrier – Michael Amadio – Mark Stone
Paul Cotter – Karlsson – Pavel Dorofeyev
Jonas Rondbjerg – Brett Howden – Keegan Kolesar

Alec Martinez – Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb – Shea Theodore
Ben Hutton – Zach Whitecloud

Logan Thompson

Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
Sonny Milano – Strome – T.J. Oshie
Aliaksei Protas – Connor McMichael – Matthew Phillips
Beck Malenstyn – Nic Dowd – Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Alexander Alexeyev – Carlson
Rasmus Sandin – Nick Jensen
Hardy Häman Aktell – Lucas Johansen

Vegas: -165, Washington: +135

Over-under: 6 (-110 both ways)

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