COYOTES (2-12-1) at CAPITALS (7-6-1)
7 p.m. ET; NBCSWA, FS-A, NHL.TV
The Washington Capitals will try to push their winning streak to a season-long three games when they play the Arizona Coyotes at Capital One Arena on Monday.
They defeated the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday and the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday. The win against the Islanders also ended a three-game home losing streak (0-3-0); they're 2-3-0 at home for the season.
The Coyotes are trying to win consecutive games for the first time this season after their 2-1 shootout victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. They are 2-2-0 in their past four games after starting the season 0-10-1.
Players to watch
Coyotes forward Clayton Keller has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in his past nine games. Keller leads NHL rookies in goals (10) and points (16).
Capitals forward Lars Eller has four points (two goals, two assists) in the past two games. His line, along with Chandler Stephenson (three assists) and Tom Wilson (two goals, one assist) combined for 10 points against the Islanders and in a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
They said it
"Everybody says [Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin] just scores from that one spot. I've seen him score from all different spots. He goes to the net. He's got that great [move] taking the puck from the outside to the middle with that shot. Obviously he's great on the power play. He can score in many different facets. When teams try to take the shot away, then he'll do other things. And he's an underrated passer." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet
"He has 10 goals and he could probably have 20. We were just watching video and he can fly and he's always around the puck. He's a good player already and should only get better with time." -- Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik on Coyotes forward Clayton Keller
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Brendan Perlini
Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer
Jordan Martinook -- Brad Richardson -- Nick Cousins
Zac Rinaldo -- Mario Kempe -- Tobias Rieder
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Dakota Mermis
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Anthony Duclair, Louis Domingue
Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee), Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body)
Capitals projected lineup
Jakub Vrana -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie
Alex Ovechkin -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson -- Lars Eller -- Tom Wilson
Nathan Walker -- Jay Beagle -- Alex Chiasson
Dmitry Orlov -- Taylor Chorney
Christian Djoos -- John Carlson
Brooks Orpik -- Madison Bowey
Scratched: Aaron Ness , Liam O'Brien
Injured: Andre Burakovsky (fractured left thumb), Brett Connolly (upper body), Tyler Graovac (upper body), Matt Niskanen (upper body)
Wedgewood will make his third start and first since Oct. 31. The Coyotes have not won in Washington since Nov. 2, 2014. … Walker is expected back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch against the Bruins.
Domi has eight assists in his past 12 games. The Coyotes have committed 43 penalties, second-fewest penalties in the NHL. … Holtby is 3-1-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average in four career games against the Coyotes. Ovechkin has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 14 career games against the Coyotes.