Minnesota (5th - Central) at Washington (4th - Metropolitan)

Matchup Details
Thu, Mar 5 - Verizon Center
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Minnesota 34-22-5-230-33-918-8-4-116-14-1-125-30
Washington 35-20-6-431-3473618-8-2-317-12-4-129-35
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Minnesota
PPlayerStatusNotes
DM. Scandella
Out indefinitely
Undisclosed
03/03/15
Scandella suffered an undisclosed injury and no date has been given for his return.
DJ. Spurgeon
I-R
Face
02/24/15
Spurgeon is dealing with a facial injury and has been placed on injured reserve.
CR. Carter
Mid March
Upper Body
02/12/15
Carter has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and is expected to miss at least four weeks.
LWJ. Zucker
I-R
Collarbone
02/10/15
Zucker is on injured reserve and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season due to a broken clavicle.
LWM. Cooke
Late March
Lower Body
02/08/15
Cooke has been placed on injured reserve after sports hernia surgery and is expected to miss up to six weeks.
DK. Ballard
I-R
Concussion
01/22/15
Ballard is on injured reserve after suffering a concussion and facial fractures in December. He could miss the remainder of the season.
Washington
PPlayerStatusNotes
CM. Latta
Ques Thurs
Upper Body
03/05/15
Latta is questionable to play Thursday against the Wild due to an upper-body injury.
RWA. Ovechkin
Ques Thurs
Lower Body
03/05/15
Ovechkin will be a game-time decision against the Wild due to a lower-body injury.
DJ. Erskine
I-R
Upper Body
10/24/14
Erskine underwent neck surgery and has been placed on injured reserve. He will miss three-to-six months.
DD. Orlov
I-R
Wrist
10/08/14
Orlov has been placed on long-term injured reserve while recovering from a broken wrist.
NEWS

Covers Preview - An encounter between the Minnesota Wild and the Washington Capitals may not seem like a marquee matchup, but it will be for fans of Devan Dubnyk and Alex Ovechkin. One of the league's hottest goaltenders in Dubnyk will try to slow down the league's leading goal scorer in Ovechkin as the Wild visit the Capitals on Thursday night. Ovechkin increased his NHL-best total to 43 with a pair of tallies in the Capitals' 5-3 triumph over Columbus on Tuesday.

 
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MATCHUP EDGE
MINEdge in:WAS
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