Washington hosts Nashville after Oshie's 2-goal showing

Nashville Predators (17-14-6, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Washington Capitals (22-13-6, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Capitals -152, Predators +129; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host the Nashville Predators after T.J. Oshie scored two goals in the Capitals' 6-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Washington has a 22-13-6 record overall and a 12-5-3 record on its home ice. The Capitals are 11-3-4 when scoring a power-play goal.

Nashville is 17-14-6 overall and 8-8-3 on the road. The Predators have a -9 scoring differential, with 103 total goals scored and 112 conceded.

The matchup Friday is the second time these teams square off this season. The Capitals won 3-0 in the previous matchup. Oshie led the Capitals with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Conor Sheary has scored 11 goals with 16 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games.

Filip Forsberg has 15 goals and 19 assists for the Predators. Colton Sissons has scored three goals and added two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-1-2, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Predators: 5-2-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip).

Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Cole Smith: day to day (upper-body), Matt Duchene: out (personal).


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

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