1st in Metropolitan Division, Washington Capitals (41-13-7) will travel to New York to face 4th in Metropolitan Division, NY Rangers (40-20-2) tonight. The heavyweight matchup will take place at 7:00 PM EST at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York.
In the last encounter between the two, the Rangers pulled a 2-1 victory over the Capitals in an equally matched game.
Date and Time: February 28th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York
TV: The Comcast Network (Mid-Atlantic)
The Capitals started explosively this month with six straight wins. Then in the next five games, they suffered three losses with the latest loss coming off against Nashville Predators Saturday.
Centerman Nicklas Backstrom leads the team with 63 points, making 45 assists so far.
Monday night, the Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues, who is set to make his debut tonight as reported by TSN.
Even the Rangers began with six straight wins this month. Then in the six games, they managed three more wins. However, they lost 5-2 against Colombus Blue Jackets in the last match Sunday, which was their fifth game in eight days.
Centerman J.T. Miller tops the Rangers with 47 points which saw 19 goals.