7:37 pm
November 11

Capitals @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Washington Capitals (6-2-4)

@ Detroit Red Wings (7-5-2)


Starting Goalies:

Zach Fucale (WSH): Confirmed

Thomas Greiss (DET): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Washington Capitals: (-130)

Detroit Red Wings: (+110)


Alex Ovechkin will look to climb another notch on the NHL’s all-time scoring list when the Washington Capitals visit the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. The 36-year-old forward will surpass Brett Hull for fourth on the all-time goals list the next time he scores. Ovechkin tied Hull with his 741st career goal on Monday when the Capitals skated to a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Ovechkin certainly shows no signs of slowing down. He’s already piled up a league-high 11 goals this season entering play on Wednesday.

Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with its victory over the Sabres.

The Red Wings have been doing that lately, as they carry a three-game winning streak into the contest. They started the streak with an overtime triumph in Buffalo, then collected victories in the first two contests of their current four-game homestand. They defeated Vegas on Sunday and Edmonton on Tuesday.

Detroit handed the Oilers just their second loss of the season. Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals and Dylan Larkin had an unassisted tally in the 4-2 win. Moritz Seider scored his second career goal with an empty-netter. Namestnikov, who skates on the team’s third line, has seven goals this season.

The game on Thursday begins a stretch for the Capitals in which they play six of seven on the road. In their last two road games, Washington dropped one-goal decisions to Tampa Bay and Florida.

Detroit recorded a 3-2 road victory at Washington on Oct. 27 as Larkin scored in overtime. The Wings have seven victories in 14 outings, a vast improvement over recent seasons. They didn’t collect their seventh win until their 23rd game last season and their 20th game during the 2019-20 season.

StreakSmarter Pick
Washington Capitals