The Washington Capitals have been getting points in the standings recently, just not the way they'd like. They've lost two straight games in extra time, against Carolina in a shootout and Vegas in overtime. Now, the team looks to claw their way back to the win column with an away matchup against Detroit.
Worse still for Washington is the fact that injuries seem to mounting higher and higher by the game. Fourth-line winger Beck Malenstyn went down on Tuesday after blocking a shot in the upper body, adding to the injury report that already included Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson.
Here's everything you need to know before puck drop as the Caps take on the Red Wings.
CAPITALS VS. RED WINGS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings
Where: Little Caesar's Arena, Detroit, MI
When: Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Red Wings will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Red Wings on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams app.
CAPITALS VS. RED WINGS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. Capitals Pregame Live
7:00 p.m. Capitals vs. Red Wings (LIVE)
9:30 p.m. Capitals Postgame Live
CAPITALS VS. RED WINGS WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's Bijan Todd:
Laviolette isn’t wrong. Despite the fact the Capitals have now dropped two consecutive contests in the shootout and overtime respectively, including Tuesday night’s OT loss to visiting Vegas, they have been given a chance to win night in and night out thanks to the efforts of Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren... Read more
From NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich
The team already expected Oshie (lower body) to be out indefinitely, but the moves to IR will prevent Carlson (lower body) from suiting up for either of their next two games and knock Malenstyn (upper body) out for at least the next three. Washington also moved Connor Brown (torn ACL) to long-term IR with the winger set to miss the next 6-8 months... Read more
CAPITALS VS. RED WINGS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Dylan Strome, C, Capitals (11 games, 2 goals, 7 points): Strome has fit into Washington's forward lines swimmingly in his first season in D.C., second only to Alex Ovechkin with nine points on the year. He'll need to maintain that power in order to get a win in Motown.
Dylan Larkin, C, Red Wings (9 games, 5 goals, 6 points): Detroit's young captain paces the team in points this year and is also the team's best goal-scorer. Washington's depleted defensive pairings will have their hands full trying to contain the 26-year-old.