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NHL Preview: Washington Capitals (25-18-6) at Colorado Avalanche (25-17-3)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS NOTES:

LAST GAME
Washington 2, Vegas Golden Knights 6
January 21, 2023 * T-Mobile Arena * Las Vegas, NV
Shots: WSH: 22; VGK: 27
Power Plays: WSH: 0/3; VGK: 0/1
Three Stars: 1. Cotter (VGK), 2. Roy (VGK), 3. Martinez (VGK)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Recalled forward Aliaksei Protas from AHL Hershey, 1/18
Loaned forward Joe Snively to AHL Hershey, 1/8

INJURIES/ILLNESSES
Carl Hagelin: 10/12/22-1/21/23 (49 games)
Connor Brown: 10/20/22-1/21/23 (45 games)
John Carlson: 10/31/22-11/9/22, 12/27/22-1/21/23 (19 games)
Nic Dowd: 12/17/22, 1/17/23-1/21/23 (4 games)
Alex Ovechkin: 12/21/22 (1 game)
Dmitry Orlov: 11/7/22-12/9/22 (16 games)
Washington Capitals: Media Notes
Erik Gustafsson: 12/11/22 (1 game)
Lars Eller: 12/13/22 (1 game)
Sonny Milano: 12/15/22 (1 game)
Darcy Kuemper: 12/5/22-12/17/22 (7 games)
Hunter Shepard: 12/17/22 (1 game)
Alex Alexeyev: 12/11/22-12/19/22 (5 games)
Beck Malenstyn: 11/3/22-12/27/22 (26 games)
Martin Fehervary: 12/5/22-12/29/22 (12 games)
T.J. Oshie: 10/31/22-11/19/22, 12/19/22-12/31/22 (17 games)
Nicklas Backstrom: 10/12/22-1/6/23 (42 games)
Tom Wilson: 10/12/22-1/6/23 (42 games)
Man Games Lost: 289

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Jan. 26, 7 p.m. ET vs. Pittsburgh (NBCSW, 106.7 The Fan/Caps Radio 24/7)
Jan. 29, 5 p.m. ET at Toronto (NBCSW, NHLN, 106.7 The Fan/Caps Radio 24/7)
Jan. 31, 7 p.m. ET at Columbus (NBCSW, 106.7 The Fan/Caps Radio 24/7)
Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. ET at Boston (ABC, ESPN+, 106.7 The Fan/Caps Radio 24/7)
Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. ET vs. San Jose (NBCSW, 106.7 The Fan/Caps Radio 24/7)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Capitals conclude their three-game road trip on Tuesday when they visit the Colorado Avalanche for the second of two meetings between the teams this season. The Capitals have a record of 47-33-9-1 all-time versus the Colorado/Quebec franchise and are 12-3-0 in their last 15 games against the Avalanche. The Capitals have won three-straight games against the Avalanche at Ball Arena, including last season’s meeting in Denver, a 3-2 win for Washington.

AWAY vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Record Goals For Goals Against Streak
22-18-5-0 152 134 3 WSH wins (11/16/18-4/18/22)
CAPITALS vs. AVALANCHE ALL-TIME (Career Totals)
Games Goals Assists Points
Oshie (33) Ovechkin (10) Oshie (19) Oshie (28)
Ovechkin (23) Oshie (9) Kuznetsov (13) Kuznetsov (20)
Johansson (21) Kuznetsov (7) Carlson (9) Ovechkin (18)

Bounce Back

  • The Capitals are 11-3-1 this season in games following a regulation loss.
  • Since the start of the 2020-21 season, Washington is 36-17-4 in games following a regulation loss. During that same span, the Capitals have a record of 19-8-2 in games following a loss by three or more goals (s/t Mike Vogel).
  • From April 9, 2021 to Jan. 26, 2022, the Capitals went 60-straight games without suffering consecutive regulation losses, the third-longest such streak in franchise history.

Road Warriors

  • The Capitals have won nine of their last 11 road games (9-2-0), dating back to Dec. 5.
  • Since Dec. 5, the Capitals have outscored opponents 45-26 (4.09 GF/GP, 2.36 GA/GP) on the road. In addition, Washington has converted on nine of 27 power play opportunities (33.3%) and have killed off 28 of 33 opposing power play opportunities (84.9%).
  • Washington’s 37.5 power play percentage on the road during that stretch is the third highest in the NHL, while their 84.4 penalty kill percentage is the sixth highest.
  • The Capitals won seven-straight road games from Dec. 5 to Jan. 5 (7-0-0), which established a new franchise record.
  • The Capitals have a road record of 56-27-11 since the 2020-21 season. During that span, Washington ranks tied for first in the NHL in road wins, second in road points (123) and third in point percentage (.654).

COLORADO AVALANCHE NOTES:

UPCOMING GAMES
Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Radio
Tue, Jan. 24 WASHINGTON 7 p.m. Altitude 92.5 FM
Thu, Jan. 26 ANAHEIM 7 p.m. Altitude 92.5 FM
Sat, Jan. 28 ST. LOUIS 1 p.m. Hulu / ESPN+ 950 AM

TONIGHT’S GAME
COLORADO vs. WASHINGTON
7:08 p.m.
Altitude / 92.5 FM
The Colorado Avalanche opens a three-game homestand tonight against the Washington Capitals at Ball Arena … The Avs will host Anaheim on Thursday and St. Louis on Saturday in the final game before the All-Star Break … Colorado has won a season-high five straight games, out-scoring the opposition 22-6 (23-6 if you include the one goal for winning a shootout)… The Avs just completed a 3-0-0 road trip to Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle.

LAST GAME
Jan. 21 – Colorado 2, Seattle 1 in shootout (Climate Pledge Arena)
Nathan MacKinnon scored the only goal of the shootout and Pavel Francouz stopped all three attempts as the Avalanche won their fifth straight game, 2-1, over the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena … Francouz made 26 saves through regulation and overtime and Alex Newhook had the lone tally for Colorado.
SF: 27 SA: 27 PP: 0-2 PK: 2-2
The Avalanche have won a season-high five straight games, out-scoring the opposition 22-6 (23-6 if you include the one goal for winning a shootout) The Avs swept their three-game road trip to Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle Jared Bednar earned his 265th career win to tie former Nordiques bench boss Michel Bergeron for the most victories by a head coach in franchise history Pavel Francouz improved to 4-0 in four career shootouts, stopping all 12 attempts he’s faced Kurtis MacDermid appeared in his 200th career NHL game Andreas Englund dressed in his 25th contest of the season, a new career high (previous 24 with Ottawa in 2019-20)

CURRENT INJURIES
Bowen Byram – lower body (35 games, Nov. 5 – present)
Darren Helm – lower body (5 games, Jan. 14 – present)
Gabriel Landeskog – lower body (all season, Oct. 12 – present)
Dennis Malgin – upper body (8 games, Jan. 7 – present)
Cale Makar – upper body (3 games, Jan. 18 – present)
Josh Manson – lower body (24 games, Dec. 3 – present)
Total: 264 (3rd in NHL)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Jan. 23 – Anton Blidh cleared waivers
Jan. 22 – Anton Blidh placed on waivers

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – WASHINGTON CAPITALS
The Avalanche and Capitals close out their season series with the second and final matchup of 2022-23 … Colorado won the first meeting 4-0 on Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C.

SCHEDULE vs. CAPITALS
Nov. 19 @ Washington (W, 4-0)
Jan. 24 vs. WASHINGTON

RECORD vs. CAPITALS
THIS SEASON 2021-22 ALL-TIME SINCE 1995-96 PLAYOFFS
Overall: 1-0-0 Overall: 0-2-0 Overall: 34-45-11 Overall: 15-19-4 Series: none
Home: — Home: 0-1-0 Home: 18-21-6 Home: 8-9-2 W-L: 0-0
Road: 1-0-0 Road: 0-1-0 Road: 16-24-5 Road: 7-10-2

EAST SIDE STORY
The Avalanche are 12-8-1 against Eastern Conference teams this year … Colorado finished 22-8-2 against the East last year, its most wins and tied for its most points (46) ever against the other conference … Since Jared Bednar was hired in 2016-17, the Avs are 102-62-16 (.611) against the Eastern Conference, which includes a 55-22-7 (.696) mark since 2019-20, the best of any Western Conference team over the last four seasons.

2022-23 SEASON INJURIES
Gm Player — injury (games, dates)
15 Shane Bowers – upper body (Nov. 12 – Dec. 13)
35 Bowen Byram – lower body (Nov. 5 – present)
2 Andrew Cogliano – upper body (Dec. 21-23)
1 Jean-Luc Foudy – lower body (Dec. 5)
7 Pavel Francouz – illness (1 game, Dec. 15); lower body (6 games, Dec. 27 – Jan. 7)
6 Samuel Girard – lower body (Nov. 10-21)
40 Darren Helm – lower body (35 games, Oct. 12 – Dec. 31); lower body (5 games, Jan. 14 – present)
6 Martin Kaut – illness (3 games, Nov. 29–Dec. 3); upper body (3 games, Dec. 27-31)
45 Gabriel Landeskog – lower body (Oct. 12 – present)
3 Artturi Lehkonen – lower body (Dec. 5-9)
3 Jacob MacDonald – upper body (Oct. 12-17)
16 Kurtis MacDermid – lower body (Nov. 14 – Dec. 17)
11 Nathan MacKinnon – upper body (Dec. 7-29)
3 Cale Makar – upper body (Jan. 18 – present)
8 Dennis Malgin – upper body (Jan. 7 – present)
24 Josh Manson – lower body (Dec. 3 – present)
26 Valeri Nichushkin – lower body (17 games, Oct. 28 – Dec. 7); lower body (9 games, Dec. 27 – Jan. 14)
11 Evan Rodrigues – lower body (9 games, Nov. 26 – Dec. 13); upper body (2 games, Jan. 2-5)
2 Devon Toews – upper body (Oct. 21-22)
264 TOTAL

2022-23 TRANSACTIONS
Jan. 2 – Pavel Francouz placed on Injured Reserve (retro to Dec. 23) … Darren Helm activated from Long-Term Injured Reserve
Jan. 10 – Pavel Francouz activated from Injured Reserve … Jonas Johansson reassigned to the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Jan. 14 – Denis Malgin placed on Injured Reserve (retroactive to Jan. 5) … Sampo Ranta recalled from the Colorado Eagles (AHL) … Martin Kaut and Sampo Ranta reassigned to the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Jan. 16 – Anton Blidh recalled from the Colorado Eagles (AHL)
Jan. 22 – Anton Blidh placed on waivers
Jan. 23 – Anton Blidh clears waivers

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