Top 3 keys to victory for the Capitals against Flyers

It all comes down to tonight
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
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Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals
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#2 Continue no rest no days off mentality

One day at a time is what Carbery says. That's also the motto. It's been the motto here at Stars and Sticks since weeks before the trade deadline. We've stuck by it for the most part. The good news is the young guys are used to this with Hershey and minor league play. Those young bucks do back to backs all the time.

Tonight's game marks the second game of the Caps 15th set of back to back games. The Caps are 9-6-0 in the first game of back to backs and 7-5-2 in the second game. The Caps seven wins on zero days rest are tied for the fifth most in the NHL, per the game notes, the others: New York Rangers with 11, Pittsburgh Penguins with nine, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes with eight and Toronto with seven.

All seven of the Caps wins in the second game of a back to back have come on the road and their seven road wins on zero days rest are the most in the NHL.