The quest for 700 goals keeps going, with the Caps struggling along the path. Let’s get some late-night hockey going.
The Washington Capitals game tonight will be broadcast nationally again on NBCSN as the sports network covers Alex Ovechkin’s chase for 700 goals.
Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin will be covering the game like normal for NBC Sports Washington, but in a change from other national Capitals games in the past, they will also be doing the call for NBCSN too.
Joe B and Locker are goin’ national, y’all!
The Capitals are in Colorado for a late night game against the Avalanche. The injury list has unfortunately been updated with the recent Evgeny Kuznetsov news. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.
Below is your injury report.
It’s Girl Scout Cookies Season and Ryan Miller is hungry.
With the trade deadline 11 days away, the Anaheim Ducks goaltender completed the second major NHL trade of the month, sending a Ducks’ warmup puck to a young girl for a cherished box of Thin Mints.
Jay Beagle is not afraid to take a big hit to make a play – even if it means getting hit in the face for a high five.
The former Capital had the unfortunate luck of getting high-sticked while walking out for for the Canucks-Blackhawks game Wednesday night.
Dan Murphy of Sportsnet has the video.
The Capitals have hit the road and are in Colorado to face off against the Avalanche. The Capitals will be without Evgeny Kuznetsov due to injury and the Avalanche will be without Nazem Kadri who is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
The game is going to be a national broadcast because people want to see Alex Ovechkin get to 700 goals. I keep having this theory that he will hit it the moment we all stop talking about it. The pressure is too much, probably not for him but mainly for me.
Puck drop is at 9:30 PM, please hang out with us.
Tonight at Pepsi Center will feature a classic showdown between mentor vs. mentoree, sensei vs. senpai, and beardy goalie dad vs. his beardy goalie son.
Philipp Grubauer will start in goal for the Colorado Avalanche and face off against Braden Holtby. It marks only the second time the two former teammates have started against each other since the Capitals traded Gruabauer and Brooks Orpik for a draft pick during the 2018 NHL Draft.
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will miss his first game due to injury tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, but it appears he may be close to returning already.
Three days after getting hurt against the New York Islanders, Kuznetsov took the ice at Pepsi Center and worked with Capitals assistant coaches.
Andre Burakovsky and his jacked-up face talked to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir after the Colorado Avalanche’s morning skate on Thursday.
Burakovsky, sporing stitches and a black eye, confirmed that he cleared his schedule for his former roommate, Tom Wilson, to hang out and spent some time with some of his other former Capitals teammates: Jakub Vrana, John Carlson, and Nicklas Backstrom.
“Eight is a good number,” Alex Ovechkin said on January 31 after passing Mark Messier for eighth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.
Thursday night in Colorado, Ovechkin will have another chance to become the eighth player in NHL history to hit the 700-goal milestone if he can score twice.
The game is NHL game number 888 of the season.
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