Carolina Hurricanes (43-15-7, first in Metropolitan) vs. Washington Capitals (37-20-10, fourth in Metropolitan)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host Carolina after Seth Jarvis scored twice in the Hurricanes’ 7-2 win over the Blues.
The Capitals are 14-5-1 against the rest of their division. Washington ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 31.3 shots per game and a 3.3 goal average.
The Hurricanes are 11-7-1 in divisional play. Carolina is 13th in the Eastern Conference with 33.9 shots per game and a 3.3 goal average.
In their last meeting on March 18, Washington won 4-3.
BEST PERFORMERS: Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-25 rating in 61 games this season. Alex Ovechkin has eight goals and two assists in Washington’s last 10 games.
Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 28 goals and 64 points. Teuvo Teravainen has five assists in Carolina’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-2-1, averaged 3.6 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with save percentage of 0.898.
Hurricanes: 5-3-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 1.9 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: Nic Dowd: day to day (upper body).
Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.