Gameday Preview – 12/29/2018 – Washington Capitals v. Ottawa Senators

Washington Capitals (23-10-3 49pts) v. Ottawa Senators (15-19-4 34pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Washington+, City, and SportsNet 360

 

Preview:

The Washington Capitals head up to the Canadian capital to take on the Ottawa Senators in another Hockey Night in Canada match up. Last time these two teams faced off was last Saturday when the Capitals blanked the Senators 4-0.

 

Washington Capitals:

Projected Lineup:

 

Capitals Notes:

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Don’t overlook the Senators

While the Capitals did defeat the Senators last weekend, and the Senators are coming off of a 6-3 loss last night against the New York Islanders, the Senators are going to want to get the win at home for their fans.

 

2. Play disciplined

The Capitals need to play a much more disciplined game and stay out of the penalty box and draw more penalties against the Senators.

 

Ottawa Senators:

Projected Lineup:

Brady Tkachuk — Colin White — Mark Stone

Zack Smith — Matt Duchene — Ryan Dzingel

Mikkel Boedker — Chris Tierney — Bobby Ryan

Nick Paul — Magnus Paajarvi

Thomas Chabot — Dylan DeMelo

Ben Harpur — Cody Ceci

Mark Borowiecki — Christian Jaros

Maxime Lajoie

Mike McKenna

Marcus Hogberg

Scratched: Tom Pyatt

Injured: Craig Anderson (concussion), Justin Falk (upper body), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Achilles), Thomas Chabot (upper body)

*Either Stefan Elliott and Christian Wolanin are expected in the lineup with the injury to Chabot occurring last night.

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Get a good start

The Senators need to get a good start to the game and not focus on the past. If they can get a good start and gain and maintain the momentum they can win this game.

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