The Washington Capitals take on the San Jose Sharks tonight at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. and you can catch the game on Monumental Sports Network.
Last season the teams split the season series with the road team winning each time. That included a 4-1 loss by the Capitals on Feb. 12 at Capital One Arena while the Caps rebounded with an 8-3 win on March 4 in San Jose.
Charlie Lindgren is off from IR and expected to backup Darcy Kuemper tonight. Hunter Shepard goes back to Hershey. Hendrix Lapierre got recalled from the Bears while Nic Dowd heads to IR.
Here are the top 3 players to watch tonight:
#3 Darcy Kuemper
Darcy Kuemper had a good game on Friday night making a season high 39 saves against the Minnesota Wild to secure his second win of the season. He is the only goalie this season to record two wins while registering 38 or more saves. Kuemper had 38 saves in their first win of the season over the Calgary Flames on Oct. 16.
Kuemper has posted an 8-4-4 record with a 2.84 goals against average, a .906 save percentage and one shutout in 18 career appearances against San Jose. He played in 57 games for the Capitals last season which tied a career high.