Washington takes road win streak into matchup with Nashville
Washington Capitals (26-15-9, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Nashville Predators (28-16-4, third in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Washington hits the road against Nashville trying to continue its three-game road winning streak.
The Predators have gone 14-8-0 in home games. Nashville ranks seventh in the Western Conference recording 8.5 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.4 assists.
The Capitals have gone 14-5-4 away from home. Washington is 10th in the league with 31.4 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.
In their last matchup on Dec. 29, Washington won 5-3. John Carlson recorded a team-high 4 points for the Capitals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi leads the Predators with 47 points, scoring 13 goals and collecting 34 assists. Filip Forsberg has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 29 goals and has 60 points. Nicklas Backstrom has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.3 penalties and 15.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Capitals: 4-6-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Matt Benning: day to day (lower body).
Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (health protocols), Alex Ovechkin: out (health protocols).