FLAMES (8-6-2) at CAPITALS (10-2-3)
7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV
Alex Ovechkin is set to play his 1,100th NHL game when the Washington Capitals host the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena on Sunday.
Ovechkin has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in his past 12 games, including points in 11 of the 12.
Washington is on a three-game winning streak and is 7-0-1 in its past eight games while outscoring opponents 37-23.
Calgary has won two straight and is 6-3-1 in its past 10 games. The Flames are playing the second of back-to-back games on the road after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Saturday.
Players to watch
Flames forward Elias Lindholm has eight points (four goals, four assists) during a six-game point streak.
Capitals forward Jakub Vrana has six points (three goals, three assists) during a four-game point streak.
They said it
"[The Capitals are] coming off a real impressive [6-1] win against Buffalo. They jumped out hard, got out into a comfortable lead in the first period and played real well. So we'll have our challenges, but you know what they are on a back-to-back. You need everybody involved, and you can't wade into the game. You've got to dive in head-first and play. So that's our challenge for tonight." -- Flames coach Bill Peters
"It's really important that we play to our team identity right from the drop of the puck. And if we can play that heavy, physical game where we're forechecking we feel strong about our team every night, let alone on a night when a team [is playing the second] of a back-to-back." -- Capitals coach Todd Reirden
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Sam Bennett
Milan Lucic -- Mark Jankowski -- Alan Quine
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Michael Stone, Tobias Rieder
Injured: Austin Czarnik (lower body)
Capitals projected lineup
Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie
Jakub Vrana -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson
Carl Hagelin -- Lars Eller -- Garnet Hathaway
Brendan Leipsic - Chandler Stephenson -- Travis Boyd
Michal Kempny -- John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov -- Radko Gudas
Jonas Siegenthaler -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: Tyler Lewington, Liam O'Brien
Injured: Richard Panik (upper body), Nic Dowd (lower body)
The Flames did not hold a morning skate. Talbot's last start also came against the Capitals in a 5-3 loss on Oct. 22. … Reirden said Dowd remains day-to-day.
Tkachuk has six points (five goals, one assist) in his past five games. Gaudreau has five assists in a four-game point streak. … Since Ovechkin joined the NHL at the start of the 2005-06 season, only Patrick Marleau (1,110) and Eric Staal (1,107) have played in more games. Carlson has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in his past 12 games. Kempny has eight points (three goals, five assists) in seven games after missing Washington's first eight games while recovering from hamstring surgery in April.