Capitals: Top 3 key players to watch against Avalanche

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 18: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a second period goal against the Anaheim Ducks with teammate T.J. Oshie #77 at Capital One Arena on November 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals embark on a three-game west coast road trip that begins tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.

Alex Ovechkin continues his quest for 700 goals as the Washington Capitals take the show on the road beginning in Colorado in yet another nationally televised tilt. The Caps will look to snap a two-game slide and get back to the winning formula that catapulted them to the top of the NHL standings much of the season.

Now they’ve dipped a tad bit. While they still have a three-point grip on the Metropolitan Division, they’ve dropped to third in the league behind the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins. The defending eastern conference champs are now the front runners in the Presidents Trophy which may be a good thing for the Capitals.

The last time the Capitals and Avalanche met was in D.C. back in October where the Avs came away with a 6-3 win. Former Capital Andre Burakovsky made his return and assisted on their first goal. Lars Eller, T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin scored for the Caps.

Speaking of Burakovsky, he’s been doing great his first season in the Rocky Mountains. He’s third on the team in points with 41 with 17 goals and 24 assists.

Here are the top 3 Capitals players to watch tonight in the “Burakovksy Cup”.

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