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Chicago visits the Capitals looking to end an 11-year losing streak in Washington.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Washington Capitals Wednesday night, after a short break from their stretch of five games in seven days.

After recording just four points in their five game stretch, the Blackhawks now sit in seventh in the Central Division with just 29 points and a 12-10-5 record.

The Capitals currently hold a 16-11-1 record, to sit in fifth in the Metropolitan Division, but have been turning things around lately, recording five wins in their last six games. Washington is on their fourth game of a five game home stand, in which they’ve recorded two straight victories.

Wednesday night will be the first meeting between the Blackhawks and Capitals this season. Washington has had the ‘Hawks number over the past few years, with Chicago only recording three wins against the Capitals in their last 12 meetings, and losing five straight in Washington. The Blackhawks will like to break that trend at Capital One Arena Wednesday, but will be doing so with their starting goaltender still on the sidelines.

With Corey Crawford still out from a lower-body injury, Anton Forsberg will get the start in Washington. In his seven games started for Chicago this season, Forsberg has a 1-3-1 record, along with a 3.01 goals against average and .914 save percentage.

Braden Holtby will get the nod for the Capitals. In his 20 games played for the Capitals this season, Holtby boasts a 14-6 record, adding a 2.63 goals against average and .919 save percentage.


Position Players
Position Players
F1 Ryan Hartman - Jonathan Toews - John Hayden
F2 Brandon Saad - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
F3 Lance Bouma - Nick Schmaltz - Alex DeBrincat
F4 Patrick Sharp - Tommy Wingels - Richard Panik
D1 Duncan Keith - Cody Franson
D2 Connor Murphy - Brent Seabrook
D3 Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta
Goaltender Anton Forsberg


Position Players
Position Players
F1 Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson
F2 Jakub Vrana - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Alex Chiasson
F3 Travis Boyd - Lars Eller - Brett Connolly
F4 Tyler Graovac - Jay Beagle - Devante Smith-Pelly
D1 Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
D2 Dmitri Orlov - Matt Niskanen
D3 Christian Djoos - Madison Bowey
Goaltender Braden Holtby

How to watch Blackhawks vs. Capitals

Start time: 7 p.m. CT

Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

TV: NBC Sports

Live stream: NBC Sports Live