After a four-game losing streak, the Caps are back with three straight wins and a five-game point streak. On Saturday they face an absolute must-win game against the lowly Arizona Coyotes. Maintaining a sense of urgency down the stretch of the season was a problem for Washington last year, but a tight race in the Metropolitan Division means the Caps need points to maintain first place. That means they can't afford to leave two points on the table against a scuffling team like the Coyotes.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Arizona Coyotes
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET)
How to Watch: Capitals vs. Coyotes will be broadcast on CSN Plus. (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals vs. Coyotes game on CSN's live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-COYOTES GAME?
The Capitals (48-17-8) take on the Coyotes (27-38-9) Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-COYOTES GAME ON?
The Capitals-Coyotes game will be broadcast on CSN Plus. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game. (CSN channel Finder)
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-COYOTES GAME?
The Capitals-Coyotes game, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page 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-COYOTES GAME?
Here are the projected lines based on Friday's practice:
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
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Paul Carey, Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney
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Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 129-108 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night at the Verizon Center that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards' night ended much better than it began. Early in the afternoon John Wall was dealing with a migraine headache, as reported by CSN. His status for the game was considered questionable.
But then he showed up and was cleared to start. And very early he showed everyone that he was good to go.
Wall finished with 22 points and nine assists, two of those points coming on this vicious attack of the basket past a helpless Jeremy Lin:
2. This was Wall's best highlight of the night. He drove and scooped in a pretty layup off the glass:
3. As mentioned above, Wall had nine assists, none better than this dish to Marcin Gortat that followed some nifty dribble moves:
4. This was the best play of the night. Bradley Beal used a hesitation move to get to the rim and finish with a gorgeous layup on an and-1:
Beal ended up with 19 points, 15 of them in the third quarter alone.
5. One of the biggest stories of the night was the bench, which combined to score 70 points. Two of those came on this alley-oop from Brandon Jennings to Kelly Oubre, Jr.:
Jennings had 18 points and nine assists and Oubre added nine points, his highest scoring output since Feb. 6. Add it all up and the Wizards are officially heading back to the playoffs for the first time in two years.