Alex Ovechkin

The Capitals (23-12-5, 51 points) get back on the ice tonight for the first time after the Winter Classic win as they take on Southeast Division rival Tampa Bay Lightning (23-11-5, 51 points) tonight at 7pm from Verizon Center for tops in the division.  The Caps welcome back Tom Poti to the line up tonight as he’s missed the previous three games with a head injury.  John Erskine, Tyler Sloan will be scratched tonight.  DJ King, Matt Bradley and Boyd Gordon are still all on IR.  Semyon Varlamov (7-4-1, 2.18 GAA, .923 Save pct.) won the NHL first star of the week last week and will be in goal tonight looking for his fourth win in a row.  Click more to listen to what Boudreau, Knuble, Poti, Carlson & Alzner have to say about their big match up tonight…

Sky Kerstein is 106.7 The FAN’s Capitals Beat Reporter and a fill-in co-host.  Also you can find video recaps of every Caps game and post-game interviews on  You can get in touch with Sky on Facebook or via Twitter at (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


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