Minnesota won its third straight game to start the season with a
2-1 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.
Petteri Nummelin scored the shootout winner when he beat
Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo.
The Wild lead the league in power-play proficiency, going
6-for-13 (46.2 percent).
The Capitals should be well rested, as their last game was a 5-2
victory over the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. Alexander
Semin scored a hat trick while Alexander Ovechkin scored twice
The two have scored six of Washington's seven goals this season.
Netminder Olaf Kolzig has started in both of Washington's games,
registering a 3.02 goals-against average with a .903 save