Calgary Flames (8-6-2, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (10-2-3, first in the Metropolitan Division)Washington; Sunday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts the Calgary Flames after Jakub Vrana scored two goals in the Capitals’ 6-1 win over the Sabres.The Capitals are 3-1-2 in the home.
Washington has scored 59 goals and leads the NHL averaging 3.9 targets per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 11. The Flames are 4-5-1 in road games. Calgary averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Milan Lucic directs the team serving 30 complete minutes.In their last meeting on Oct. 22, Washington won 5-3. John Carlson scored two goals for its Capitals.TOP PERFORMERS: Radko Gudas directs the Capitals using a plus-11 in 15 games played this year. Ovechkin has recorded seven assists and eight goals for Washington over the last 10 games. The Flames are led by elias Lindholm with 14 points, adding five assists and scoring eight goals. Matthew Tkachuk has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.Capitals: 8-1-1, averaging 4.4 targets, 6.9 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.5 penalty moments while offering three goals per game with a .907 save percentage.Capitals Injuries: Nic Dowd: day daily (reduced body).Flames Injuries: None listed.The Associated Press made this narrative utilizing technology provided by Statistics Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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