CAPITALS (37-21-7) at DUCKS (33-21-12)
10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV
Forward Alex Ovechkin can become the 20th player to score 600 goals in the NHL when the Washington Capitals play the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Tuesday.
Ovechkin needs two goals to become the third NHL player in the past 10 years to reach the milestone, joining Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla (Jan. 4, 2016) and Ducks forward Teemu Selanne (March 21, 2010). Ovechkin scored his League-leading 40th goal of the season in a 5-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2018 NHL Stadium Series in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday.
The Capitals lead the Metropolitan Division by one point over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Ducks can move ahead of the San Jose Sharks for second place in the Pacific Division with a win. They passed the Los Angeles Kings for third with a 6-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Players to watch
Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past four games.
Ducks forward Rickard Rakell has six points (five goals, assist) in his past three games.
They said it
"I'm going to think about this history when I'm going to be done. I'm still playing, still have lots of energy, still have a lot of emotion." -- Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
"Skating is an easy thing for him to do. He's got lots of power and he can beat you in a number of different ways. He doesn't always score with the big shot. He's got the hands and the hockey smarts and can make plays." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on Alex Ovechkin
Capitals projected lineup
Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly -- Lars Eller -- Andre Burakovsky
Chandler Stephenson -- Jay Beagle -- Devante Smith-Pelly
Michal Kempny -- John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov -- Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik -- Christian Djoos
Scratched: Alex Chiasson, Jakub Jerabek, Madison Bowey, Travis Boyd
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Adam Henrique -- Ondrej Kase
Jason Chimera -- Derek Grant -- Chris Kelly
Cam Fowler -- Brandon Montour
Marcus Pettersson -- Hampus Lindholm
Josh Manson - Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Francois Beauchemin, J.T. Brown, Kalle Kossila, Antoine Vermette
Injured: Patrick Eaves (illness)
Smith-Pelly took part in the morning skate after missing practice Monday for lower-body maintenance. … Vermette appears to be a healthy scratch for the third time in the past four games.
The Capitals are 9-2-0 against Anaheim when Ovechkin scores at least one point. … Getzlaf has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his past five games.