Capitals take on Hurricanes on Pride Night

The Washington Capitals are back at Capital One Arena and will face the Carolina Hurricanes on Pride Night. The Caps will be looking to break a six-game losing streak at home against the top team in the Metropolitan Division.

The Capitals will get a major roster boost as top-six forward Anthony Mantha returns and plays for the first time since early November.

Vitek Vanecek will start.

Tonight’s game is on ESPN Plus, although you can listen to John Walton make the call on local radio.

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Via @VogsCaps:

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
39-Mantha, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie
24-McMichael, 20-Eller, 10-Sprong
73-Sheary, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway

42-Fehervary, 74-Carlson
9-Orlov, 3-Jensen
57-van Riemsdyk, 2-Schultz

Vaneck vs Andersen

The Capitals sold these pride shirts at their team store

We are told that they are already sold out.

Alex Ovechkin makes it 3-0.

The PPG was the 763rd of his career. Guys, the home losing streak might actually end tonight.

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