Ovechkin and Washington take on Montreal
Montreal Canadiens (5-13-2, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Washington Capitals (11-3-5, third in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Capitals -196, Canadians +160; plus / minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Alex Ovechkin and Washington hit the ice against Montreal. Ovechkin sits third in the league with 30 points, scoring 15 goals and registering 15 assists.
The Capitals are 7-2-3 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 31.4 shots per game and is averaging 3.4 goals.
The Canadians are 2-8-1 in the Eastern Conference. Montreal averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the seventh most in the NHL. Brendan Gallagher leads the team with 24 minutes total.
Wednesday’s clash is the first meeting of the season for both teams.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Ovechkin has 30 points overall for the Capitals, 15 goals and 15 assists. Tom Wilson has six goals and three assists in the last 10 games for Washington.
Nicholas Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 10 overall assists and 14 points. Tyler Toffoli has scored three goals in the last 10 games for Montreal.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Capitals: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game with a d percentage ‘judgments of, 926.
Canadians: 3-5-2, average of 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.900.
INJURIES: Capitals: Lars Eller: day to day (health protocol).
Canadians: Jake Allen: Day to Day (Upper Body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and Sportradar data.