Flames host the Capitals after Backlund's 2-goal game

Washington Capitals (32-25-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Calgary Flames (33-29-5, fifth in the Pacific Division)

Calgary, Alberta; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames host the Washington Capitals after Mikael Backlund's two-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens in the Flames' 5-2 win.

Calgary is 18-15-1 at home and 33-29-5 overall. The Flames have an even scoring differential this season, scoring and allowing 211 goals.

Washington has a 15-15-4 record in road games and a 32-25-9 record overall. The Capitals have gone 24-4-4 in games they score three or more goals.

Monday's game is the second time these teams match up this season. The Capitals won the previous meeting 3-2 in a shootout.

TOP PERFORMERS: Blake Coleman has 28 goals and 23 assists for the Flames. Jonathan Huberdeau has nine assists over the past 10 games.

Dylan Strome has 22 goals and 29 assists for the Capitals. Hendrix Lapierre has five goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Capitals: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Flames: Connor Zary: out (upper body), Jacob Markstrom: day to day (lower body).

Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.