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The Caps get their one and only exhibition game out of the way against rival Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Season Series: 2-1-1
Last Game: January 13, 2020 at Capital One Arena - Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0
Special Teams: Caps PP 19.4% (17th) vs. ‘Canes PK 84.0% (4th); Caps PK 82.6% (6th) vs. ‘Canes PP 22.3% (8th)
Goaltending Matchup: Braden Holtby (25-14-6, .897 sv%) vs. Petr Mrazek (21-16-2, .905 sv%) and/or James Reimer (14-6-2, .914)

WAS Leading Scorers: John Carlson (75 points), Alex Ovechkin (48 goals)
CAR Leading Scorers: Sebastian Aho (66 points, 38 goals)

From the Other Side:

“I’m going to throw a few hits that probably aren’t going to hurt anybody, and I’m going to take some hits as well. I don’t think we’re going to be diving in front of Ovechkin’s shot to block it, but we’re going to be out there playing hard, getting ourselves as close to ready as we can get.” - Justin Williams

Have at it, babes!