Capitals bring win streak into game against the Panthers

Washington Capitals (26-21-8, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (37-16-4, second in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals will attempt to build upon a three-game win streak with a victory over the Florida Panthers.

Florida has a 17-8-2 record at home and a 37-16-4 record overall. The Panthers have an 18-5-0 record in games they convert at least one power play.

Washington is 26-21-8 overall and 12-12-3 on the road. The Capitals have an 11-2-4 record in games decided by a goal.

The teams meet Saturday for the third time this season. The Panthers won the previous meeting 4-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthew Tkachuk has scored 20 goals with 44 assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

John Carlson has three goals and 28 assists for the Capitals. Alexander Ovechkin has scored eight goals with six assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.3 penalties and 15.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game.

Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 3.3 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: William Lockwood: day to day (concussion), Gustav Forsling: day to day (undisclosed), Matthew Tkachuk: day to day (undisclosed).

Capitals: T.J. Oshie: day to day (undisclosed), Nic Dowd: day to day (upper-body), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Martin Fehervary: out (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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