Vegas hosts Washington following shutout victory
Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals visit Vegas after the Golden Knights shut out New York 1-0. Marc-Andre Fleury earned the victory in the net for Vegas after collecting 19 saves.
The Golden Knights are 16-10-4 at home. Vegas has allowed 41 power-play goals, killing 78.4% of opponent chances.
The Capitals are 21-7-1 on the road. Washington averages 10.0 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Tom Wilson leads the team serving 77 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 9, Washington won 5-2. Nicklas Backstrom scored a team-high two goals for the Capitals in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 5-5-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with a .880 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 5-3-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .887 save percentage.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: None listed.
Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov: day to day (upper-body).