Long gone are the days since Washington couldn't notch an overtime victory.
The Capitals are riding high off a comeback 3-2 overtime win against the visiting Senators on Saturday night, their fourth win past regulation this campaign. Alex Ovechkin dominated the third period with two goals to keep pace atop the league's season leaderboard in goals before Nicklas Backstrom calmly sent a "sexy" backhander top-shelf in the extra period to seal the two points.
Can Washington keep it going against a foe it had to go through to win it all in 2018? Here's how to watch.
CAPITALS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Senators will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
CAPITALS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS TV SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)
7:00 p.m. Capitals vs. Golden Knights (LIVE)
9:30 p.m. Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)
CAPITALS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS WHAT TO WATCH
From NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis:
"Rangers forward Chris Kreider scored his 27th, 28th and 29th goals of the season in a game against the Coyotes to catapult himself into the league lead in goals — but for only a few minutes each time. With the Capitals down by two, Ovechkin single-handedly rallied the team and in doing so, put himself in a tie at the top of the NHL’s goals list." Read more.
From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan:
"The 2021-22 season has been a grind for Backstrom. A lingering hip injury from last season kept him out until Dec. 15. He played one game before entering COVID protocol, returned for two games before another illness took him out of the lineup again. Now Backstrom has played in six straight games and he has scored in each of the last two." Read more.
CAPITALS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Capitals: Alex Ovechkin, LW (42 games, 29 goals, 59 points): Ovechkin is staking his claim to this year's Hart Trophy, leading the league in points and tied in goals with a perfectly balanced scoring output.
Senators: Chandler Stephenson, C (40 games, 12 goals, 38 points): The lefty centerman leads Vegas in points. The 27-year-old spent five seasons in Washington before going in the expansion draft and is having his most prolific playmaking season yet.