Ovechkin and Washington take on Anaheim
Anaheim Ducks (13-8-4, third in the Pacific) vs. Washington Capitals (15-4-6, first in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Capitals -193, Ducks +160; plus / minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Alex Ovechkin and Washington take on Anaheim. Ovechkin is third in the NHL with 39 points, scoring 20 goals and having 19 assists.
The Capitals are 8-1-4 at home. Washington is second in the Eastern Conference with an average of 5.7 assists per game, led by Evgeny Kuznetsov with 0.8.
The Ducks went 4-4-2 on the outside. Anaheim is ninth in the league with 32.0 shots per game and an average of 3.3 goals.
When they last met on November 16, Anaheim won 3-2. Trevor Zegras scored two goals for the Ducks.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Kuznetsov leads the Capitals with 20 assists and has 28 points this season. Ovechkin has 13 points in the last 10 games for Washington.
Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 15 goals and 25 points. Zegras has scored four goals and 10 assists in the last 10 games for Anaheim.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 6-2-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a d percentage ‘stops, 919.
Ducks: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.5 assists, three penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: Conor Sheary: Day to day (upper body).
Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf: day to day (lower body).