A Southeast Division rivalry will be on display on national television Thursday night.
The Washington Capitals, who have built a six-point lead in the Southeast at 18-8-3, will host the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center. The game, which is slated for 7 p.m. ET, can be seen in the U.S. on VERSUS.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3