Lightning visit the Capitals in Eastern Conference action

Tampa Bay Lightning (7-5-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (6-6-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference play.

Washington has a 6-6-2 record overall and a 4-3-1 record on its home ice. The Capitals have gone 6-0-0 when scoring three or more goals.

Tampa Bay is 7-5-1 overall and 4-3-0 in road games. The Lightning have a 7-0-1 record when scoring at least three goals.

Friday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Capitals won the previous meeting 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Strome has four goals and eight assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

Steven Stamkos has seven goals and six assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has six goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 2.6 goals, four assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Dmitry Orlov: day to day (lower-body), T.J. Oshie: out (lower-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), John Carlson: out (lower-body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Beck Malenstyn: out (finger).

Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (shoulder), Anthony Cirelli: out (shoulder).


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

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