Washington hosts Calgary after Vrana’s 2-goal game
Washington; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts the Calgary Flames after Jakub Vrana scored two goals in the Capitals’ 6-1 win over the Sabres.
The Capitals are 3-1-2 at home. Washington has scored 59 goals and leads the NHL averaging 3.9 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 11.
The Flames are 4-5-1 in road games. Calgary averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Milan Lucic leads the team serving 30 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Oct. 22, Washington won 5-3. John Carlson scored two goals for the Capitals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Radko Gudas leads the Capitals with a plus-11 in 15 games played this season. Ovechkin has recorded eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Capitals: 8-1-1, averaging 4.4 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Capitals Injuries: Nic Dowd: day to day (lower body).
Flames Injuries: None listed.