NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with the Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
The Flyers are riding a five-game point streak (4-0-1) and are seven points back of the wild card. They recently picked up five of a possible six points (2-0-1) on a three-game Metropolitan road trip, culminating with a huge 4-1 win over the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.
Entering their game on Jan. 10 against the Stars, the Flyers had just 36 points and were dead last in the NHL. Since then, they have gone 17-4-2 and vaulted back into the playoff race. Of their 16 remaining games, three are against the Capitals, two against the Islanders, two against the Hurricanes, one against the Penguins, and one against the Canadiens; all teams they are chasing in the standings.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in points (75) and paces the entire league with 45 goals (Leon Draisaitl – second with 41) as he pursues another Rocket Richard trophy – aiming to break a tie with Bobby Hull (7) and become the first player in NHL history to finish atop the goal-scoring race eight times. With Ovechkin’s goal last Friday against the Islanders, he became the first player in NHL history to score 45-plus goals in 10 seasons.
Though Ovechkin is carrying the goal scoring load once again this year, the Capitals’ recent four-game winning streak has been a demonstration of the depth that carried them to the Cup last season as 13 different players have scored a goal and 16 players have registered a point in those four games.
What: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
Where: Wells Fargo Center
When: Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: You can watch the Capitals-Flyers stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Starting goalie: Braden Holtby
Starting goalie: Brian Elliott
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Bob McKenzie.