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.
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).
The Associated Press