NBCSN’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues with Monday’s matchup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
Alex Ovechkin is two goals shy of becoming the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals. He’ll have
the opportunity to reach the milestone tonight when the Capitals visit the Golden Knights. After reaching goal No. 698 with a hat trick against LA on Feb. 4, Ovechkin has not scored in his last four games.
Of the 7 members in the 700-goal club, five players took five games or longer to go from 698 to 700 career goals – Jaromir Jagr (5 games), Marcel Dionne, Wayne Gretzky, Mike Gartner (6 games), and Brett Hull (12 games).
If Ovechkin reaches 700 tonight (or in any of his next 15 games), he’ll be the second-fastest to reach the milestone in NHL history, behind Gretzky (886 GP) and above Hull (1,157 GP).
Vegas is coming off a 1-0 win vs the Islanders on Saturday. The Golden Knights have won five of their last eight games overall (5-2-1) and they sit just two points back of Edmonton for the top spot in the Pacific Division. Monday’s game against Washington is the third game of a current five-game homestand. Including Monday, Vegas will play seven of their next eight games on home ice.
[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN]
WHAT: Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights
WHERE: T-Mobile Arena
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. ET
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Capitals-Golden Knights stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana – Lars Eller – T.J. Oshie
Carl Hagelin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Richard Panik
Travis Boyd – Nic Dowd – Garnet Hathaway
Michal Kempny – John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Nick Jensen
Jonas Siegenthaler – Radko Gudas
Starting goalie: Braden Holtby
Jonathan Marchessault – Paul Stastny – Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty – William Karlsson – Mark Stone
Chandler Stephenson – Cody Eakin – Cody Glass
Will Carrier – Tomas Nosek – Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb – Nate Schmidt
Nick Holden – Shea Theodore
Jon Merrill – Zach Whitecloud
Starting goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury
The game will be blacked out on NBCSN in the Vegas and Washington D.C. markets and will air on their respective RSNs.