Top 3 keys to victory for the Capitals against Penguins

Plus how to watch and whatnot.

Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals
Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

Well it all comes down to this. This may be the biggest Washington Capitals biggest game since their famous and infamous Cup run against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whoever wins this bascially is aspiring for the playoffs while the loser will sell off half their team before Friday's trade deadline.

I say infamous because that one Cup would've been a dynasty if they decided to keep Barry Trotz. Straight up. No cap.

  • Date: March 7, 2024
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Where: PPG Paints Arena
  • What Channel Is Capitals Game On: Monumental Sports Network
  • Radio: 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7
  • Betting Odds: Per Caesars, the Pens are 1.5 point favorites at home with -165 moneyline odds while the Caps are the underdogs at +140. The game is set at an over/under of 6.5 goals.
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Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals
Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Darcy Kuemper must step up

Charlie Lindgren doesn't get the cage tonight. Take that for what you will we're just trying to preview a game. But Darcy Kuemper has played much better lately no matter if you're Team Darcy or Team Chuck.

Per the game notes, Kuemper has a .901 save percentage over his last four starts and has posted a 2.95 goals against average. So he's trended better yes.

#2 House money

Whoever's in needs to be all hands on deck. Losing Anthony Mantha was a blow to the current offense yes but it's next man up mentality. Over on defense the Caps extended Rasmus Sandin which will be vital tonight as Martin Fehervary remains out. No Nic Dowd tonight either so the young bucks must step up.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#1Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin wants to win no matter what so he's gotta play like it. Eight goals since the All Star Break was vital to his confidence. His last goal ignited a comeback in win over Philly. So like Caps Twitter, we need an Ovi goal tonight. "Come on bro, please bro."