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Kraken @ Capitals PREVIEW: What we did on our East Coast vacation

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

What You Need to Know

  • Time: 4:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM EST
  • Place: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
  • Where to watch: ESPN+, ROOT Sports NW, and MNMT
  • Where to listen: KJR 93.3 FM, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM


This is the first meeting between the Capitals and Kraken this season. Seattle, as you probably know, is coming in hot with a 7-game winning streak, brick-wall goaltending, and a recent Winter Classic shutout. The Capitals are coming off an upset victory over the Kings, but have won only 4 of their last ten games. 

Goaltending is the big story in Seattle, largely because of the success of Joey Daccord. John Forslund says he could run for mayor tomorrow and win in a landslide and I don’t disagree.

Of course, we also have to address the monster offense, lead by Ovechkin who’s currently chasing Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal record.

Finally, because it’s fun to know this stuff, here’s who’s been naughty: 


For the Capitals…

For the Kraken, there aren’t recent updates but Pierre-Édouard Bellemare and Philipp Grubauer continue to be on IR. 

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