EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Having won consecutive
games for the first time this season, the Washington Capitals
face the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena on
The Capitals have opened their current five-game road trip with
victories over the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders
and are seeking three straight wins for the first time since
Washington's latest win was a 4-1 victory over the Islanders on
Tuesday. Jaromir Jagr and Dainius Zubrus each had a goal and an
assist as the Capitals defeated the Islanders for the sixth
Robert Lang had two assists Tuesday to extend his points streak
to 16 games, one shy of Mike Gartner's team record. Jagr has
a 12-game points streak, seven shy of the career high he set
with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1999.
The Devils have managed just two goals in going 0-2-1 in three
contests following a team-record 13-game winless streak. Jay
Pandolfo scored his sixth goal in Tuesday's 3-1 setback to the
Phoenix Coyotes. He had six goals in 68 games last season.
Right wing Jamie Langenbrunner (knee), center Scott Gomez (ribs)
and defenseman Colin White (knee) did not play. Langenbrunner
will be sidelined for a few weeks while recovering from knee
surgery, but Gomez and White could play Thursday.
The Devils went 3-1-0 against the Capitals last season with
Martin Brodeur recording a .933 save percentage. Brodeur is
23-10-3 with a 2.07 goals-against average lifetime against the