Marchand and the Bruins visit the Capitals

May 16

Boston Bruins (33-16-7, third in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (36-15-5, second in the East Division)

Washington; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

LINE: Capitals +109, Bruins -130; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Brad Marchand leads Boston into a matchup with Washington. He currently ranks third in the league with 69 points, scoring 29 goals and totaling 40 assists.

The Capitals are 36-15-5 against the rest of their division. Washington averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Tom Wilson leads the team serving 96 total minutes.

The Bruins are 33-16-7 against East Division opponents. Boston averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the league. Trent Frederic leads the team serving 65 total minutes.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicklas Backstrom has 53 total points for the Capitals, 15 goals and 38 assists. T.J. Oshie has six goals over the last 10 games for Washington.

Marchand leads the Bruins with 29 goals and has 69 points. David Krejci has 12 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.3 penalties and 14.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

Bruins: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.4 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

INJURIES: Capitals: T.J. Oshie: day to day (lower-body), Michal Kempny: out (lower body).

Bruins: Ondrej Kase: day to day (upper body).

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