WASHINGTON CAPITALS NOTES:
Loaned forward Mike Sgarbossa to AHL Hershey and placed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on IR, 11/9
Recalled forward Mike Sgarbossa from AHL Hershey and placed forward Nicklas Backstrom on LTIR, 11/8
Re-assigned forward Alexander Suzdalev from AHL Hershey to Mora IK (Sweden-2), 11/7
Trevor van Riemsdyk: 11/8 (1 game)
Nicklas Backstrom: 11/2-11/8 (3 games)
Sonny Milano: 10/29 (1 game)
Nic Dowd: 10/18-11/8 (9 games)
Charlie Lindgren: 10/16-10/27 (6 games)
Max Pacioretty: 10/13-11/8 (11 games)
Joel Edmundson: 10/13-11/8 (11 games)
Man Games Lost: 42
The Capitals visit the New Jersey Devils on Friday at Prudential Center for the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Capitals overcame a 4-3 third-period deficit to defeat the Devils 6-4 on Oct. 25 at Prudential Center. Alex Ovechkin (1g, 1a), Dylan Strome (2g, 0a), Anthony Mantha (1g, 1a) and Evgeny Kuznetsov each recorded two points in the win, while goaltender Hunter Shepard made 18 saves in his NHL debut to earn his first career win. Washington is 125-78-13-18 all-time vs. New Jersey and 27-4-5 in their last 36 games against the Devils dating back to the 2015-16 season. In addition, the Capitals have a record of 12-3-1 in their last 16 games at Prudential Center. In 2022-23, Washington dropped the season series with New Jersey 1-1-2.
– Friday’s game at New Jersey marks the first half of Washington’s second back-to-back set of the season. The Capitals visit the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on Saturday to complete the set. – The Capitals are 0-1-0 in the first half of back-to-backs (4-1 L vs. TOR, 10/24/23) and 1-0-0 in the second half of back-to-backs (6-4 W at NJD, 10/25/23) this season.
– Friday’s game versus the Devils marks the Capitals’ fifth Metropolitan Division game of the season (2-2-0). – Since 2021-22, the Capitals have a 30-20-6 record (.589 point percentage) against Metropolitan Division opponents, the fourth-highest point percentage within the division during that span. – Three of the Capitals’ next four games will be against Metropolitan teams (Nov. 10 at NJD; Nov. 11 at NYI; Nov. 18 vs. CBJ).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS NOTES:
PLAYER INJURY/Illness OUT SINCE GAMES MISSED
Tomas Nosek Lower-body Oct. 13 10
Colin Miller Lower-body Oct. 20 9
Nico Hischier Upper-body Oct. 29 5
Jack Hughes Upper-body Nov. 5 2
2023-24 Total Man-Games Lost : 27
2023-24 TEAM STATS RECORD
ON DAYS OF THE WEEK
The Devils record on Friday in 2023-24…2-1-0
Record in night games in 2023-24…7-4-1…home: 3-2-1…road: 4-2-0
Record in day games in 2023-24…0-0-0…home: 0-0-0…road: 0-0-0
RECORD BY DIVISION/CONFERENCE:
First game: 3-0-0 | home: 1-0-0 | road: 2-0-0
Second game: 0-2-1 | home: 0-1-1 | road: 0-1-0
New Jersey logged a 15-8-1 record in back-to-back games last season. The Devils were 6-5-1 in first half games played and 9-3-0 in second half games played for this matter in 2022-23. New Jersey’s next back-to-back set is scheduled for Nov. 24-25, CBJ/BUF
The Devils and Washington face-off for the second time this season, after the Devils were defeated in the first meeting by a score of 6-4 on Oct. 25, at the Rock.
Jan. 3, at WSH, 7:30 P.M.
Feb. 20, at WSH, 7:00 P.M.
New Jersey logged a 3-1-0 record vs Washington in 2022-23, which marked the first time since 2013-14 that the team won a season series vs the Caps.
ALL-TIME vs WSH
Home: 55-50-7-4 Road: 41-69-6-2