Capitals take on the Rangers on losing streak
New York Rangers (44-21-11, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (34-33-9, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals look to end their three-game skid when they play the New York Rangers.
Washington is 34-33-9 overall and 11-8-4 against the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals have a +two scoring differential, with 236 total goals scored and 234 allowed.
New York has a 44-21-11 record overall and a 13-9-2 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Rangers are ninth in league play with 252 total goals (averaging 3.3 per game).
Sunday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Capitals won the last meeting 4-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alexander Ovechkin has scored 42 goals with 30 assists for the Capitals. Dylan Strome has three goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.
Artemi Panarin has scored 25 goals with 59 assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 3-5-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.
Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), T.J. Oshie: day to day (upper body), Sonny Milano: out (upper body), Connor Brown: out (lower body).
Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: day to day (upper-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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