6 pm CDT, Verizon Center - Washington DC.
TV: CSN Chicago, NBCSN
Radio: 87.7 FM
Blackhawks last game: 3-2 W (OT) vs Canadiens
Capitals last game: 5-2 W @ Hurricanes
Enemy Territory :
381 : The number of shots on goal Alex Ovechkin has this season, the most in the NHL.
67 : The number of power play goals the Capitals have scored, the most in the NHL.
62 : The number points (11 G, 51 A) Adam Oates had in his playing career against the Blackhawks.
47.9 : The Capitals' team CF% this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.
7 : The number of seasons since the Capitals last missed the playoffs.
5 : The number of goals Alex Ovechkin has scored against the Blackhawks in seven career games. He is also a -3.
3 : The number goals Peter Regin has scored in 13 career games against the games, the most he has scored against any team.
2.86 : The Capitals goals against average this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp – Andrew Shaw – Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg – Ben Smith – Brandon Saad
Bryan Bickell – Peter Regin – Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Joakim Nordstrom
Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson – Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy – Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (32-15-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Jonathan Toews (upper body) out
Probable Capitals Lineup
Mikail Grabovski – Nicklas Backstrom – Alex Ovechkin
Evgeny Kuzetsov – Marcus Johansson – Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera – Eric Fehr – Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Dimitri Orlov – Tyson Strachan
Julien Broulilette – Patrick Wey
Jaroslav Halak (28-13-7, 2.29 GAA, .919 save %, 4 SO)
Mike Green (upper body) doubtful, Jack Hillen (upper body) out,Brooks Laich (groin surgery) out, Patrick Wey (head) out