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The Capitals take on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena tonight in the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Capitals are 13-11-1-2 all-time against the Predators.

T.J. Oshie is expected to play in his 700th career game tonight. He'll become the seventh forward from his draft class to reach the 700 games mark. Oshie has four points (2g, 2a) in his last four games. On Jan. 8, Oshie recorded his 200th career goal in the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Only 51 players have reached the 200 goal milestone since 2008-09, when Oshie made his NHL debut. Since joining the Capitals in 2015-16, Oshie has recorded 90 goals in 256 games to rank second on the Capitals (Alex Ovechkin: 165) and his 17.0 shooting percentage ranks fourth in the NHL among players with at least 200 games played. Oshie's 13 goals this season are tied for third on the Capitals and his 51.36 on-ice shot attempt percentage (454 shot attempts for and 430 against) at five-on-five rank first among Capitals forwards. Oshie is 17 points shy of 500 career points. 

Schedule & Availability

Today

4:45 p.m. CT: Head coach Todd Reirden media availability, Bridgestone Arena

7 p.m. CT: Washington at Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena

TV: NBCSW
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Day off

Thursday, Jan. 17

10:30 a.m.: Practice, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Friday, Jan. 18

10:15 a.m.: Morning Skate, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

7:30 p.m.: Washington vs. New York Islanders, Capital One Arena

TV: NBCSW
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Capitals Clips

January 15, 2019

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: Caps Face Preds in Nashville / Blue Monday for Caps in 4-1 Loss to St. Louis / Grand Achievement
Washington Capitals: A Night the Metro Maple Leafs Will Never Forget / Strength Between the Pipes
Washington Post: 'You guys are the future': After one of their own faced racist taunts, Maryland youth club gets audience with Capitals / Capitals' midseason lull continues with lackluster loss to the Blues / Caps' Devante Smith-Pelly and Andre Burakovsky hit the big time with pizza commercial
Washington Times: Capitals lose to Blues in another sluggish showing / Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik hits 1,000 career NHL games / Smith-Pelly, Capitals hosting youth team at Monday's game after player faced racist taunts
The Athletic: Aldridge's Morning Coffee: Racial taunts have no place in hockey and the Caps' DSP's efforts to change the narrative
NBC Sports Washington: 'That's what we need to move forward': John Carlson proud of youth hockey players for defending teammate from racist comments / Power play shows signs of life, but Capitals still sing the blues vs. St. Louis / How Brooks Orpik's 1000th game reflects his evolution as a player / NHL Power Rankings: How the Capitals got their 2019 back on track
NHL.com: Capitals host youth team that stood up for teammate after racial taunts / Trotz returning to Washington with Islanders highlights week ahead
AP: Blues beat Capitals for first 3-game win streak of season
Capital Gazette: Jimmy DeButts: Washington Capitals reward Anne Arundel youth hockey team for its response to racist incident
News & Observer: 'It's the NHL. Games just keep coming.' Is Canes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hitting the wall? (Tom Wilson mentioned)
Sports Illustrated: NHL Power Rankings: It's a Pacific Division Takeover at the Top (Washington Capitals mentioned)
Sportsnet: 4 things we learned in the NHL: Ovechkin strikes again
Stats/TSX: Capitals, Predators out to avoid a three-game skid
WRC-TV NBC 4: Washington Capitals Honor Youth Hockey Team for Standing Up Against Racism

WTTG-TV FOX 5: Black hockey player who faced racist taunts meets Caps

WUSA-TV CBS 9: Caps show that hockey is greater than hate

TV/Audio Clips:

106.7 The Fan: Russell: Orpik's Par to Perfection!

Washington Capitals: Reirden Postgame | January 14 / Postgame Locker Room | January 14 / Global Series | Russia / Rinkside Update | Brooks Orpik / Carlson, DSP on Metro Maple Leafs
NBC Sports Washington: Caps give bullied hockey player a reason to smile / Caps players celebrated 2019's first snow / Pregame Rush: Caps need second wind to avoid a repeat loss vs. Predators

Predators Clips:

The Athletic: The Predators' experience with adversity, at least in theory, will benefit them when it counts / Breaking Down Saros: Why 'Little Bear' is the Next Big Thing
Sportsnet: Predators trade Connor Brickley to Rangers for Cole Schneider

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