Opponent: Vancouver Canucks
Site: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, 10:35
Radio: WCAO (600 AM), WMAL (630 AM)
Outlook: This is the third game of a 5-game road trip for the surprising Capitals, who face the other early surprise team in the NHL this season. Vancouver and Washington are 1-2 in the league in points. The Capitals have been winning behind the goaltending of Mike Liut and Jim Hrivnak. No. 1 G Don Beaupre held out for 4 weeks, missed the opening 6 games before reporting and is now scheduled to make his first start Tuesday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins in Pittsburgh.