The Capitals will go for their seventh win in a row which will would tie a season-long that they set back in November 16th that ran through the 30th. Ironically, before that streak began the Capitals met the Jets where they lost 3-1 as well as lost T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov to injuries.
Jakub Vrana scored in that game and Copley also got the start. With Braden Holtby sick before the game, the Capitals had to call up an emergency backup goaltender. The guy who would get the thrilling night of a lifetime was named: Gavin McHale, the goaltending coach of the University of Manitoba women’s ice hockey team.