What to Watch: Flyers look to bounce back from Lake Tahoe loss - NHL.com
|NHL.com 23 Feb 2021 at 00:33|
The Penguins and Capitals are in a tight race in the MassMutual East Division, in terms of positioning for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and making the playoffs altogether, so these points will be precious and hotly contested.
These teams have played each other four times this season. Pittsburgh won the first three games, including one in a shootout and another in overtime. Washington won the most recent game.
Forward Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins with six points (two goals, four assists) against the Capitals. Forwards Bryan Rust and Sidney Crosby each have five points (two goals, three assists).
Forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov (two goals, two assists) and Alex Ovechkin (one goal, three assists) lead the Capitals with four points each against the Penguins.
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET; NBCSN
When these teams played at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, the Rangers hadn t won in four games. But the Flyers had their previous four games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols and were missing six players, including top-six forwards Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom and Jakub Voracek.
The Rangers won 3-2 in a shootout.
This time, the Rangers have won two games in a row and the Flyers are coming a 7-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at Lake Tahoe in the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday. As of Sunday, they still had the same players unavailable due to the COVID-19 protocols.