Story of the Day
The Capitals visit the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Honda Center for the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The last time the Capitals faced Anaheim (March 1, 2023 at Honda Center) Tom Wilson scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to lead Washington to a 3-2 win. The Capitals have earned a point in five of their last six games versus the Ducks (4-1-1).
Wilson is expected to play in his 700th career game tonight. Wilson, who was drafted by the Capitals in the first round (16th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, has played all 699 of his career games with Washington. Among players to debut with the Capitals, Wilson will be the fourth-youngest player to reach the 700-game mark.
Wilson ranks third on the Capitals in games played since making his NHL regular-season debut on Oct. 1, 2013 (Alex Ovechkin: 765 GP; John Carlson: 712 GP). In addition, Wilson ranks 12th in franchise history in games played among skaters and is 28 games shy of passing Rod Langway (726) for the 11th place. Wilson will be the fourth player from the 2012 NHL Draft to reach the 700-game mark (Morgan Rielly: 739 GP; Cody Ceci: 728 GP; Jacob Trouba: 700 GP). Among his draft class, Wilson ranks sixth in goals (132) and seventh in points (304).
This season, Wilson has recorded nine points (4g, 5a) in 19 games. Wilson leads the Capitals and ranks tied for fourth in the NHL in penalties drawn (14). Wilson, a three-time 20-goal scorer, has scored 83 even-strength goals since 2017-18, which ranks second on the Capitals in that span (Alex Ovechkin: 180). Since making his NHL regular-season debut on Oct. 1, 2013, Wilson ranks sixth in the NHL in hits (2,095).
Youngest Players to Reach 700-Game Mark in Capitals Franchise History
Schedule & Availability
4:45 p.m. PT: Head coach Spencer Carbery media availability, Honda Center
7 p.m. PT: Capitals at Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7
Friday, Dec. 1
Saturday, Dec. 2
11 a.m. PT: Morning skate, T-Mobile Arena
7 p.m. PT: Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7
Sunday, Dec. 3
12 p.m. MT: Practice, Mullett Arena
Nov. 30, 2023
Washington Post: Charlie Lindgren helps Capitals rebound for win over Kings
Monumental Sports Network: Mantha breaks down goal vs. Kings with Koken / Charlie Lindgren reflects on outstanding performance vs. Kings / / Al Koken investigates Capitals' pregame handshake ritual / Capitals' prospects propelling Hershey Bears to the top of the AHL standings / Amid early turnaround, Spencer Carbery inspires belief from Capitals
NHL.com: NHL takes part in White House Holiday Ice Rink opening (Washington Capitals mentioned) / NHL Morning Skate for November 30 (Washington Capitals mentioned) / Lindgren makes 38 saves, Capitals end Kings’ 5-game win streak / Seth Rogen performs ceremonial puck drop before Kings game (Washington Capitals mentioned) / NHL On Tap: Kings seek to extend streak against Ovechkin, Capitals / Super 16: Rangers take top spot; Kings, Avalanche on rise (Washington Capitals mentioned) / On Campus: Top defensemen to watch this season (Ryan Chesley mentioned)
The Hockey News - Washington: Takeaways: Lindgren Dominates, McMichael & Mantha Score As Capitals Find A Way To Edge Kings / Capitals vs. Kings: Potential Line Combinations, Injury Report, Keys To Game & Full Preview / Game Notes: Lindgren Starts, Lapierre Out For Capitals As Search For Offense Continues vs. Kings
Forbes: NHL Nets New CTV Apps To Keep Pace With Changing Sports Landscape (Washington Capitals mentioned)
SVG News: Quince Imaging’s Eric Gazzillo, Ryan Andrus on Supplementing Washington Capitals Games With the Zelus Projection System (Please see attached)
Daily Mail: Seth Rogen drops the puck before LA Kings and Washington Capitals game before joking 'these dudes are humongous' after captains Anze Kopitar and Alex Ovechkin towered over the Hollywood star
Broadcast (Excluding Game Highlights):
Washington Capitals: Postgame | Charlie Lindgren / Postgame | Connor McMichael / Postgame | Aliaksei Protas / Postgame | Anthony Mantha / Postgame | Spencer Carbery / Spencer Carbery | November 29 / Rinkside Update | Phillips / #HockeyFightsCancer | Lucas Soto
Anaheim Ducks Clips:
Anaheim Ducks: Recap: Ducks Can't Snap Losing Skid in 3-1 Loss to Canucks
Orange County Register: Slumping Ducks host Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals / Ducks’ skid reaches 7 games after loss to Canucks