The Washington Capitals look to get back to their winning ways Friday night against the New Jersey Devils after dropping their previous two contests. Their opponent, the New Jersey Devils, have won their last two despite three-time All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk not playing due to a lower-body injury. NJ is now fourth in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with 14 points, while the Capitals have dropped out of first in the Southeast Division stuck on 18 points. The Capitals, playing without start defenseman Mike Green for nearly three weeks, have struggled defensively as of late. They allowed five goals in each of their past two, both losses, most recently on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars:
"It's a mystery, because our group is much better than that," forward Mike Knuble said. "We're a veteran group and that shouldn't happen."
Fortunately Green is expected to return to the ice for the first time since last playing on October 22nd. He's been sidelines with a lower-body injury since then.
Here's all the game and broadcast information you'll need to find a way to tune in to see if Washington can snap their skid and return to the winning circle Friday night in New Jersey. Friday night is the first of nine road games in their next 16 contests for the Caps.
Washington Capitals (9-4-0) vs. New Jersey Devils (7-5-1)
When: 7:00 pm EST
Where: Prudential Center
- Washington: Comcast-Mid Atlantic
- New Jersey: MSG Plus
- National: NHL Network
Washington: CAPS Radio 1500
- New Jersey: WFAN 660 AM