The Washington Capitals are sitting at second place in the Metro Division.
The Dallas Stars are sitting in last in the Central Division after an abysmal 0-3 start to their season.
Will the Capitals take advantage of a flailing team in a competitive division, or can the Stars score their first win of the season?
CAPITALS-STARS GAME 4: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Dallas Stars
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals-Stars game will be broadcast on NBC Sports. (NBC Sports channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Stars preseason on NBC Sports live stream page.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
CAPITALS-STARS TV SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Stars (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live
CAPITALS-STARS INJURY REPORT:
D Michal Kempny, lower-body injury, day-to-day
RW Corey Perry, foot, mid-October
LW Blake Comeau, lower-body injury, week-to-week
LW Jason Dickinson, upper-body injury, day-to-day
C Martin Hanzal, back, day-to-day
D Roman Polak, upper-body injury, day-to-day
D Stephen Jones, head, day-to-day
CAPITALS VS STARS PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Evgeny Kuznetsov, F, Capitals (21-51-72 -- last season's statistics)
After spending the first three games of the season suspended, Kuznetsov will have a lot to prove this year. Kuznetsov will likely center the third line, and could provide depth scoring, but where he'll be needed most is on the power play to conduct traffic below the blue line. Will Kuznetsov step up?
Miro Heiskanen, D, Stars (1-1-2)
The Stars are hoping Heiskanen can take the next step in his development after finishing fourth in Calder Trophy voting last season. He's a mobile defenseman with slick hands and a wicked shot, but defensive partner Roman Polak went down with a serious injury. Heiskanen will have to carry a larger load for the Stars in Polak's absence.
Roope Hintz, F, Stars (3-0-3)
Hintz is another prospect the Stars are hoping will make a big leap this season. With five goals and three assists in the Stars playoff run last season, Hintz will look to replicate that success in the regular season, and he's starting it off well with three goals. He only played 53 games last season, so a full season will test him.
CAPITALS vs. STARS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 99
All-Time Series Record: 32-48-16-3
Last Meeting: Loss 2-1 OT (1/04/2019)
Last 10: Stars lead 7-3
MORE CAPITALS NEWS:
Supporting the District: Kuznetsov takes in NLDS
Blown Lead: Carolina comes back from 2-0 to defeat Caps
Copley waived: Why Caps chose Samsonov
How to Watch Capitals vs Stars: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington