Tonight the Washington Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks for the second and final meeting between the teams this season. In their first meeting on Dec. 13 in Chicago, Alex Ovechkin scored his 29th career hat trick to reach the 800 goal mark and lead the Caps to a 7-3 win.
Washington has a record of 46-43-11-3 all time against Chicago and has earned at least one point in 10 straight home games against the Blackhawks going 8-0-2 dating back to Jan. 10, 2006.
The Caps held a morning skate today and got great news as they’ll be welcoming John Carlson back into their lineup for the first time since he got struck with a puck on Dec. 23. He wore a red jersey at morning skate which was the first sign that he was in.
The caps had all three goalies here with Charlie Lindgren, Zach Fucale and Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has missed the past two games with an upper body injury.
Trevor van Riemsdyk came back after missing Tuesday’s game due to the birth of his kid.
Carlson got reps on the first power play unit with Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, and Dylan Strome. The second unit was Rasmus Sandin, Craig Smith, Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Conor Sheary.
It looks like Carlson could be pairing up top with Martin Fehervary.
Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena
What Channel Is Capitals Game On: NBC Sports Washington
Radio: 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7
Betting Odds: The Blackhawks vs Capitals betting odds on Caesars have the Capitals as -1.5 point favorites on home ice. The moneyline is set at +228 for the Blackhawks and -285 for the Capitals. The over/under is at 6.0. Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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