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Game 69: Bruins (36-22-10) vs. Capitals (36-23-10)

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The Bruins have a chance to leap two points ahead of the Caps and push them further into eighth place.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Just the facts

Where: Verizon Center - Washington, D.C.

When: 7:30 PM

How to view/listen: NBCSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Enemy site: Japers' Rink

Need to know

The B's have gone from teetering on the brink of ninth place to within shouting distance of the suddenly slumping Detroit Red Wings. Their current five-game win streak has also seen them leap (technically) past the Caps and into seventh place. The teams have the same number of points and ROW (regulation + OT wins), but the B's are ahead by virtue of a game in hand.

The Caps have lost two in a row. Alex Ovechkin is still quite good at this sport of hockey. Barry Trotz is the head coach, and has alternated between having the Caps on fire and struggling. Let's hope the struggles continue tonight.

Projected lineups

Ovechkins

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Johansson

Glencross - Kuznetsov - Brouwer

Chimera - Fehr - Ward

Burakovsky - Laich - Wilson

Schmidt - Carlson

Alzner - Niskanen

Gleason - Faux Hawk

Holtby

Peters

Hockey bears

Lucic - Spooner - Pastrnak

Marchand - Bergeron - Smith

Eriksson - Soderberg - Kelly

Talbot - Campbell - Paille

Hamilton - Chara

Seidenberg - Bartkowski

Krug - McQuaid

Rask

Svedberg

Never forget

BENNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!