WATCH LIVE: Capitals host Penguins on NBC

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NBC’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on NBC. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.

The top two teams in the Metro Division will meet for the second time this season. In their first matchup, the Penguins opened a 3-1 lead and held on for a 4-3 win.

When the Penguins and Capitals met on Feb. 2, Pittsburgh trailed Washington by six points in the Metro Division. February has treated these rivals quite differently. While the Pens have been solid this month, the Caps are 2-6-1 in February – the worst record in the NHL in that span.

In Saturday’s 3-2 loss against the Devils, Alex Ovechkin scored in the third period to collect his 700th career goal. He became just the eighth player in NHL history to reach the milestone. Ovechkin needs nine goals to pass Mike Gartner for seventh on the all-time goals list. He is 195 goals away from passing Gretzky for most in NHL history.

The Capitals enter Sunday on a season-worst 4-game losing streak (0-3-1). The last two losses have been particularly disheartening, as Washington fell to Montreal in OT and New Jersey in the final minutes – two teams that are far back in the playoff race.

This marks the first game of a four-game road trip for PIT. After playing in the nation’s capital Sunday, the Penguins will play three games in four days in California (LA on Wednesday, ANA on Friday, SJ on Saturday). Pittsburgh is 15-11-2 on the road this season.

[COVERAGE BEGINS AT 12 P.M. ET ON NBC]

WHAT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals
WHERE: Capital One Arena
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 23, 12 p.m. ET
TV: NBC
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Capitals-Penguins stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

PENGUINS
Jason ZuckerSidney CrosbyDominik Simon
Bryan RustEvgeni MalkinPatric Hornqvist
Jared McCannTeddy BluegerBrandon Tanev
Anthony AngelloAndrew AgozzinoSam Lafferty

Jack JohnsonKris Letang
Marcus PetterssonJustin Schultz
Zach Trotman – Chad Ruhwedel

Starting goalie: Matt Murray

CAPITALS
Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny KuznetsovTom Wilson
Jakub VranaNicklas BackstromT.J. Oshie
Carl HagelinLars EllerRichard Panik
Brendan LeipsicNic DowdGarnet Hathaway

Brenden DillonJohn Carlson
Michal KempnyDmitry Orlov
Jonas SiegenthalerNick Jensen

Starting goalie: Braden Holtby

Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, and Brian Boucher will have the call from Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. Sunday’s studio coverage on NBC will be hosted by Liam McHugh with analysts Keith Jones and Mike Milbury.