The Washington Capitals face the Winnipeg Jets for the second and final meeting between the teams this season tonight at Bell MTS Place.
Tom Wilson has scored a goal in three of his last four games and has 20 goals on the season. He's on pace to pass his career high in goals set last year (2018-19: 22 goals). Extending into last season, Wilson has recorded 51 points (26g, 25a) over his last 82 games (Feb. 24, 2019 - Feb. 27, 2020). Additionally, with 79 penalty minutes, Wilson is on track to record the fewest penalty minutes in a single season in his career (previous low: 2018-19, 128 PIM). Entering the season, Wilson was the only player in the NHL to record at least 75 points and 250 penalty minutes over the previous two seasons (Wilson: 75 points, 315 PIM).
Washington has posted a record of 21-9-1 in 31 games on the road this season - the most road wins in the NHL. This season, the Capitals have outscored opponents by 15 goals (108-93) on the road and rank second in the NHL in road goals (Toronto: 115). Alex Ovechkin has 24 goals in 30 road games this season, which leads the NHL, while John Carlson's 31 road assists are tied with Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl for the most in the NHL. Wilson has scored 13 of his 20 goals on the road this season.
11:30 a.m. CT: Morning skate, Bell MTS Place
7 p.m. CT: Washington at Winnipeg Jets, Bell MTS Place
Friday, Feb. 28
Friday, Feb. 29
12 p.m. CT: Practice, TRIA Rink, St. Paul, Minn.
Saturday, March 1
11:30 a.m. CT: Morning skate, Xcel Energy Center
7 p.m. CT: Washington at Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy
February 27, 2020
Must Read/See/Hear Material
Washington Post: The best part of Alex Ovechkin's 700th goal? Being able to share it with his son. / A minor-league hockey player, knocked out in a fight, is in stable condition (Hershey Bears mentioned) / Capitals' struggles bear striking similarity to midseason travails of 2018 Cup winners
NBC Sports Washington: 'It's a deep sigh of relief': With the trade deadline past, it's back to business for the Capitals / Player from Capitals' AHL affiliate discharged from hospital after losing consciousness / Alex Ovechkin's wife, Nastya, shares their engagement story / Congratulations to Garnet Hathaway, who finally got to hear his goal song / Chasing Greatness: How to watch, time, channel, live stream
Field Level Media: Jets get quick rematch with Capitals
Maryland Patch: Hockey Fans Tie The Knot At Washington Capitals Game
NHL: Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20 (Washington Capitals mentioned) / Mailbag: Trade Deadline recap, Golden Knights goalie situation (Washington Capitals mentioned) / Super 16: Rangers surge into rankings; Golden Knights, Canucks rise (Washington Capitals mentioned) / Trophy Tracker: Norris (John Carlson mentioned) / AHL notebook: Top NHL prospects who changed teams at Deadline (Daniel Sprong mentioned)
Associated Press: Winnipeg hosts Washington following shootout win
CBS Sports: NHL Power Rankings: Grading every team's trade deadline performance (Washington Capitals mentioned)
Sports Illustrated: NHL Power Rankings: Assessing the Aftermath of the Trade Deadline (Washington Capitals mentioned)
The Athletic: 2020 trade deadline aftermath: Sizing up the Stanley Cup race (Washington Capitals mentioned)
Yahoo! Sports Canada: Capitals honour Alex Ovechkin for reaching 700 goals
Monumental Sports: Level With Me 2020: Jakub Vrana and Radko Gudas
NBC Sports Washington: Fresh Take: Are Caps back? Redskins doing their homework / Ovi talks becoming to others what Mario Lemieux was to him / Pregame Rush: Capitals face Jets for Round 2 in Winnipeg / Alex Ovechkin says son Sergei 'stole the show' during 700th goal ceremony
Winnipeg Jets Clips:
Winnipeg Jets: Gameday: Jets vs Capitals
Winnipeg Free Press: Breaking down Winnipeg's playoff chase
Winnipeg Sun: Jets' playoff ambitions depend on team scoring first