Along with the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday night’s opponent, the Cats are one of two teams in the NHL still looking to post its first win of the 2018-19 campaign.
The Capitals warmed up for tomorrow night’s tilt with a 4-3 overtime win over the New York Rangers to raise their record to 3-2-1. Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of power-play markers and Matt Niskanen potted the winner 2:18 into the extra session.
In Atlantic Division action, the Calgary Flames did the Panthers a solid with a 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Unfortunately, the Montreal Canadiens continued its surprisingly hot start to the season with a 3-2 home ice win over the St. Louis Blues.
The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-0-0-2) will journey north of the border to play two games against the Laval Rocket at Place Bell on Friday and Saturday.