Capitals host the Blackhawks on losing streak

Chicago Blackhawks (24-40-6, eighth in the Central Division) vs. Washington Capitals (33-31-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals will try to end their three-game skid when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Washington is 16-14-5 in home games and 33-31-8 overall. The Capitals have allowed 223 goals while scoring 225 for a +2 scoring differential.

Chicago is 24-40-6 overall and 10-22-3 in road games. The Blackhawks have a -74 scoring differential, with 173 total goals scored and 247 conceded.

Thursday’s game is the second time these teams square off this season. The Capitals won 7-3 in the last matchup. Nick Jensen led the Capitals with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alexander Ovechkin has 40 goals and 29 assists for the Capitals. Rasmus Sandin has one goal and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

Jonathan Toews has scored 14 goals with 14 assists for the Blackhawks. Taylor Raddysh has six goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Blackhawks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Trevor van Riemsdyk: day to day (personal), Darcy Kuemper: day to day (upper body), John Carlson: out (face), Connor Brown: out (lower body).

Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out (groin), Jonathan Toews: out (illness), Reese Johnson: out (concussion), Anders Bjork: out (undisclosed), Andreas Englund: out (hamstring), Cole Guttman: out for season (shoulder), Austin Wagner: day to day (undisclosed), Petr Mrazek: day to day (head).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.