The Capitals (35-9-4, 74 points) will face the New York Islanders (26-16-6, 58 points) tonight (7:30, NBCSN) in their second of four meetings this season. Here are our AAA Keys to the Game:
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has been nominated for the NHL's Hart Trophy for the fourth time in his career, the league announced on Wednesday night.
With 9:27 remaining in regulation and the Islanders buzzing inside the Capital’ defensive zone, Isles captain John Tavares was railroaded by Alex Ovechkin in the right corner.