At two games, NHL bottom-dwellers Washington Capitals are currently enjoying their longest win streak of the season, and heading into a key Southeast Division battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning, extending it is crucial.
The Caps face off against a 6-5-1 group which boasts the fifth top scorer in the NHL but are set to start their backup netminder in Mathieu Garon, and with Alex Ovechkin having totaled seven points in his last five games and Mike Ribeiro coming off a three-point night, the Caps will be optimistic about their chances at the St Pete Times Forum.
There are no changes to the lineup, with Marcus Johansson still out injured and Braden Holtby set to start his third straight game. Ovechkin will skate on a line with Ribeiro and Jason Chimera, whilst Wojtek Wolski, Nicklas Bäckström, and Troy Brouwer round out the second-line.
So come on then boys... 5-8-1 looks a whole lot better than 4-9-1.