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GameDay: Washington Capitals at Dallas Stars

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has 24 goals this season, tied for second-most in the NHL. Ovechkin and the Caps will visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has 24 goals this season, tied for second-most in the NHL. Ovechkin and the Caps will visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday. AP

Capitals at Stars

7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW

Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Capitals 24-12-8, 56 points; Stars 19-17-7, 45 pts.

About the Capitals: Washington will be playing the second game of a back-to-back after falling to the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Friday night by allowing two goals in the final five minutes of the third period. … The Capitals were coming off a sweep of a three-game homestand. The have earned a point in 18 of their past 20 games. … After some early-season difficulty protecting leads and winning one-goal games, the Caps are 7-1-3 in their last 11 one-goal decisions. … Washington is 12-7-4 on the road. … Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 24 goals. His game-winner Monday against the Avalanche was his 74th, and passed Peter Bondra for most in franchise history.

About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. … The Stars continue to struggle on offense. On Thursday, Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who had allowed four goals in each of his previous four starts, made 46 saves and shut out the Stars until Trevor Daley scored with 1:16 remaining. Daley’s goal was his 11th of the season and moved him into a tie for second among defensemen in goal scoring, one behind Colorado’s Erik Johnson. … Tyler Seguin has one goal in the past 11 games, and Jamie Benn has two goals in the same span. … The Stars are 1-for-24 on the power play in the past five games. — From online reports

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