The eyes of a national television audience will be on Alexander Ovechkin as he tries to come up with three goals to become the third player in NHL history to score 800. It would be pretty cool to see that in person tonight. I’ll be there.
As a reminder, Andreas Athanasiou won’t be with the team tonight because of a family funeral. So the lines are getting tossed into the blender. Petr Mrazek will return to the blue paint and Tyler Johnson will be active for the first time in 20 games, however. So we’ve got that going for us… which is nice.
Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Sam Lafferty — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
Jujhar Khaira — Jason Dickinson — Tyler Johnson
Colin Blackwell — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson
Jack Johnson — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Jake McCabe — Ian Mitchell
🥅 Petr Mrazek
Alexander Ovechkin – Dylan Strome – Conor Sheary
Sonny Milano – Evgeny Kuznetsov – TJ Oshie
Marcus Johansson – Lars Eller – Anthony Mantha
Aliaksei Protas – Nik Dowd – Garnet Hathaway
Dmitry Orlov – John Carlson
Trevor van Riemsdyk – Nick Jensen
Erik Gustafsson – Matt Irwin
🥅 Charlie Lindgren
Alex Stalock is now the only guy left on IR. Caleb Jones (hip) still isn’t quite there so he’s out of the lineup still.
Nicklas Bäckström, Connor Brown, Tom Wilson, Martin Fehérváry, Darcy Kuemper, Alexander Alexeyev, and Carl Hagelin are on IR.
What to Watch For
- Will Alexander Ovechkin score three times to reach 800 on ESPN?