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Game 46: Capitals at Stars game time, how to watch, open thread

Game 46: Capitals at Stars game time, how to watch, open thread

The red-hot Capitals will look to finally end the curse of the Dallas Stars, a team they have not beaten since 2008. Just two days after chasing goalie Jake Allen in St. Louis (twice), Washington's red-hot offense will face another struggling goalie duo in Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen who each have managed a save percentage of only .902 this season.

Stream the game via CSNmidatlantic.com/CapitalsStream or tune in to CSN+ at 7:30 p.m. for coverage. Here is everything you need to know:

What: Washington Capitals vs. Dallas Stars

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

When: Saturday, 1/21 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch: Capitals at Stars will be broadcast on CSN+.

When is the Capitals-Stars game?

The Capitals (30-9-6) play the Dallas Stars (19-20-8) Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

What channel is the Capitals-Stars game on?

The Capitals-Stars game is broadcast on CSN+. The coverage of the game begins at 7:30 p.m. with Caps GameTime. The game begins at 8:00 p.m with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. For postgame coverage, stick around for Caps Extra following the game and Caps in 30 at midnight. (CSN channel Finder)

Where can I stream the Capitals-Stars game?

The Capitals-Stars game, along with Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here on csnmidatlantic.com/CapitalsStream and the NBC Sports app and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

What are the lines for the Capitals-Stars game?

Based Thursday's game, here are the projected lines:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Defense
Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Dmitry Orlov
Taylor Chorney - Nate Schmidt

Goalies
Philipp Grubauer starts with Braden Holtby as backup

Scratches
John Carlson

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Prediction recap: Offense stays red-hot in win over Blues

Prediction recap: Offense stays red-hot in win over Blues

The Capitals offense showed no signs of cooling down in Thursday’s 7-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions.

1. Alex Ovechkin will get more points than Vladimir Tarasenko - Correct

Ovechkin was not among the Caps’ seven goal scorers on the night, but he did record two assists. Tarasenko, meanwhile, was held off the scoresheet.

RELATED: Caps getting goals from everyone on epic hot streak

2. St. Louis’ goaltending will have a save percentage under .900 for the game - Very, very right

The fact that Jake Allen was pulled twice in this game should tell you all you need to know about how good St. Louis’ goaltending was on Thursday. With seven goals, Washington would have needed 70 shots on goal or more to prove me wrong. Obviously that didn’t happen. No, the Caps recorded only 18 shots on goal leaving Allen and Carter Hutton with a combined save percentage of .611. No bueno.

3. Washington will get at least two fewer power plays than the Blues - Wrong

The whistles weren’t very active on Thursday with only three minors called in the game. The Caps actually had the advantage with two power plays compared to the Blues’ one.

2017 Results: I’m slowly climbing my way back to respectability with my predictions.

Correct: 9
Wrong: 21
Push: 0

MORE CAPITALS: Caps' offense explodes again in rout of Blues

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Capitals' offense explodes again in rout of St. Louis

Capitals' offense explodes again in rout of St. Louis

This one wasn't close. The Caps scored early and often in a 7-3 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

How it happened: The Caps jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Andre Burakovsky and Jay Beagle in the first period. Jaden Schwartz pulled the Caps to within one early in the second and that would be as close as the Blues came. Washington scored four goals in the second period to take complete control and they didn't let up in the third period with Evgeny Kuznetsov adding the exclamation point.

What it means: With the win and Columbus' loss, the Caps now sit atop the NHL standings with the most points in the league (66). The win extends the Caps’ point streak to 12 games and improves their record to 17-2-3 in their last 22 games. Washington remains undefeated against the Central Division with a 7-0-0 record this season.

Switcheroo: Blues goalie Jake Allen was pulled in the first period after allowing his second goal of the game on just the third shot he faced. The move was only brief, however, as Allen was put back in after just 2:22. He was then pulled again in the second period after allowing just four goals on 10 shots. Allen is the fourth goalie to get chased by the Caps since Jan. 5.

Offensive outburst: Washngton has scored at least four goals in nine of their last 11 games. Over that 11 game stretch, the Caps have 54 total goals and only seven have come on the power play.

Spreading the wealth: Seven different Caps players scored on Thursday in the rout including Burakovsky and Brett Connolly as the third line remained red-hot. The third line has now combined for 10 goals in the past six games.

Look ahead: The Caps finish their dad’s trip on Saturday in Dallas. They return to Verizon Center on Monday to host the Carolina Hurricanes.