Top 3 key Capitals to watch against Coyotes

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tonight the Washington Capitals take on the Arizona Coyotes in the second and final meeting between the two teams this season. It’ll be the Caps first time at Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State which is the rink the Coyotes currently call home.

Here were the lines at morning skate via Samantha Pell of The Washington Post:

Ovechkin-Strome-NAK
Milano-Backstrom-Wilson
Sheary-Eller-Oshie
Johansson-Kuznetsov-Hathaway

Gustafsson-TvR
Orlov-Jensen
Alexeyev-Fehervary

Extras: Mantha, Protas, Irwin
Out: Dowd (lower body injury)

Here are the top 3 players to watch tonight:

Marcus Johansson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Marcus Johansson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Marcus Johansson

On Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild, Marcus Johansson played in his 800th career NHL game. He has played in 566 of his 800 career games with Washington. The Capitals first round choice at 24th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft became the 11th player from his draft class to reach the 800 game mark.

Ryan O’Reilly and Craig Smith are the only players drafted after Johansson to have played in more career games. Among the 2009 draft class, Johansson ranks 15th in goals with 155, 10th in assists with 274, and 14th in points with 429.

Johansson’s 566 gams played with Washington are the 27th most in franchise history and the 19th most among players drafted by the Capitals. Congrats to MoJo and may he play in 800 more!