Tonight the Washington Capitals take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in an important game for the standings and playoff positioning. For more on how to watch and bet on the game, click here.
Read on to learn who could be a key player on the Caps tonight.
The Caps held a morning skate. Nicklas Backstrom was on the ice after he was ruled out last game due to a non COVID illness. T.J. Oshie was also on the ice after missing the last game due to the birth of his fourth child. Tom Wilson, who left that game against the Colorado Avalanche was not on the ice, he’ll be a game time decision tonight.
#3 Anthony Mantha
Anthony Mantha is expected to play in his 400th career game tonight. He has played in 97 of his 399 career games with Washington while playing 302 with the Detroit Red Wings. Mantha has recorded 24 points in 46 games this season with nine goals and 15 assists. That ranks tied for sixth on the Capitals.
19 of Mantha’s 24 points have come at five on five with eight goals and 11 assists. Mantha ranks tied for third on the Capitals in goals at five on five and tied for fourth in points at five on five.