Washington Capitals (26-20-6, fourth within the Metropolitan Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (15-32-3, eighth within the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Blue Jackets +185, Capitals -215
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals go to the Columbus Blue Jackets seeking to finish a three-game highway dropping streak.
Columbus has gone 15-32-3 total with a 4-11-1 file towards the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets have a 10-16-1 file in video games they serve extra penalty minutes than their opponents.
Washington has a 26-20-6 file total and an 8-4-1 file in Metropolitan Division play. The Capitals have given up 147 objectives whereas scoring 161 for a +14 scoring differential.
Tuesday’s recreation is the third time these groups match up this season. The Capitals received the earlier assembly 6-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Johnny Gaudreau has 13 objectives and 35 assists for the Blue Jackets. Patrik Laine has scored 5 objectives with seven assists over the previous 10 video games.
Conor Sheary has scored 12 objectives with 18 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has three objectives and three assists over the past 10 video games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.5 objectives, 4.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven.3 penalty minutes whereas giving up 3.6 objectives per recreation.
Capitals: 4-6-0, averaging 2.2 objectives, 3.9 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes whereas giving up 2.9 objectives per recreation.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Gustav Nyquist: out (higher physique), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Jake Bean: out (shoulder), Carson Meyer: out (higher physique), Yegor Chinakhov: out (ankle), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder), Adam Boqvist: everyday (higher physique).
Capitals: Nic Dowd: out (lower-body), Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Tom Wilson: everyday (lower-body), John Carlson: out (face), Connor Brown: out (decrease physique).
The Related Press created this story utilizing expertise supplied by Data Skrive and information from Sportradar.
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