The Washington Capitals have a tough task on Thursday, as they attempt to revive their playoff hopes against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Caps lost in embarrassing fashion to the now-eighth placed Buffalo Sabres in their last game, and they now sit two points out of the final playoff spot. They trail the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers by five points.
Buffalo does not play on Thursday night and they have a mixed bag schedule down the stretch. The Caps have three very winnable games after this one before they close the season against the New York Rangers, so it's not the end of their playoff chase if they fail to win in Boston.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: CSN (Washington DC local), NHL Network (National)
For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog.