Top 3 impact Capitals to watch against Red Wings

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Lucas Johansen, Washington Capitals
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Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals
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Dylan Strome believe it or not is now second on the Caps in goal scoring thanks to Alex Ovechkin's resurgence. But he still has 26 goals and 38 assists to lead the Caps with 64 points. More importantly than stats, he understands the assignment tonight.

Strome told the media after Monday's practice:

""We've been saying it for a while but they're all big games. Obviously you don't like losing six in a row. But as crazy as it is with losing six in a row and getting two points only in that span of a possible 12, I mean, I know we're still in it so... Five games left we need to get at least four wins or five. They're all big games. We're excited and looking forward to it.""

Dylan Strome

The Caps can leapfrog the Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins with two points tonight. They would also tie the New York Islanders for third in the wild card. Scores from out of town show the Penguins getting a point in an overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.

On the docket tonight besides the Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers (who are tied with the Caps with 83 points) are on the road in Montreal to face the Habs. The Islanders host the Rangers in the battle of who the best hockey team in New York is (it's neither, the correct answer is Tom Wilson).