Washington Capitals (41-23-10, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Montreal Canadiens (20-44-11, eighth in the Atlantic)
Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canadiens +216, Capitals -270; over/under is 6.5
Toronto Maple Leafs (34-14-4, third in the Atlantic) vs. Washington Capitals (28-17-9, fourth in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alex Ovechkin leads Washington into a matchup with Toronto.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With star Alex Ovechkin shut out on the scoresheet, the Washington Capitals turned to their fourth line when they most needed offense.
Garnet Hathaway scored two goals in a span of less than two minutes late in the third period and the Capitals rallied late to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals, including his 30th of the season, to lead the Washington Capitals in their 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Joe Snively and Nick Jensen also scored, and Ilya Samsonov made 33 saves for Washington, which has won two of their last three.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored in regulation and had the winning goal in the shootout, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in a preseason game Sunday.
Erik Haula also scored in regulation and the shootout for the Bruins, who had Jeremy Swayman and Troy Grosenick split time in goal.