Washington visits Chicago following shootout win

December 14, 2021 GMT

Washington Capitals (17-5-6, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (10-15-2, seventh in the Central)

Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks +128, Capitals -153; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Washington visits the Chicago Blackhawks after the Capitals defeated Buffalo 3-2 in a shootout.

The Blackhawks have gone 5-6-1 in home games. Chicago is last in the Western Conference averaging 3.8 assists per game. Seth Jones leads the team with 20 total assists.

The Capitals are 8-3-2 in road games. Washington has scored 95 goals and is second in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 20.

Chicago beat Washington 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jones leads the Blackhawks with 20 assists and has 23 points this season. Brandon Hagel has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

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Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 20 goals and has 44 points. Tom Wilson has four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 2.5 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Henrik Borgstrom: day to day (illness).

Capitals: Nic Dowd: day to day (health protocols), Trevor van Riemsdyk: day to day (health protocols), Martin Fehervary: day to day (upper body), Tom Wilson: day to day (upper body), Garnet Hathaway: out (covid-19).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.