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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
21-4-1 43
14-6-6 34
14-8-4 32
16-11-0 32
13-10-5 31
12-12-4 28
9-13-5 23
8-15-2 18

Top Capitals News

  • Capitals' Dylan Strome: Pots GWG in Philly

    Strome recorded a goal and a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Strome helped T.J. Oshie tie the game on the power play in the second period, then potted his sixth goal of the season with 10:41 remaining in the third to break the 1-1 tie. The goal held up as Strome's first game-winner of the season. Ryan Strome's younger brother has produced at a point-per-game pace over the past six.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Two helpers in Wednesday's win

    Kuznetsov had two assists -- one on the power play -- while adding four shots, one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Kuznetsov helped T.J. Oshie tie it at a goal apiece in the second period with the extra man before adding a helper on Washington's final goal, scored into an empty net with nine seconds left in the third by Alex Ovechkin. With four assists in his last three games, Kuznetsov has raised his season total to 17 in 27 games, but he remains stuck on three goals.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Gets back in assist column

    Carlson dished out two assists to go with two shots, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Carlson picked up third-period helpers on Dylan Strome's game-winning goal and the first of Alex Ovechkin's two empty-netters. The assists ended a drought in that category dating back to Nov. 15, but Carlson has buoyed his production with six goals since that date.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Thriving with Kuemper hurt

    Lindgren made 29 saves in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Lindgren made a second consecutive strong start since Darcy Kuemper went down with an upper-body injury. Between Monday's win over the Oilers and this victory, Lindgren has stopped 57 of 60 shots. Given his recent success, Lindgren's worth streaming as long as Kuemper remains sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Pounds empty net in Philly

    Ovechkin scored two empty-net goals and compiled eight shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Carter Hart denied all six Ovechkin shots he faced, but the Capitals captain capitalized after the Flyers pulled their goalie. Just like that, Ovechkin's sitting at 15 goals through 28 games, putting him on pace to top 40 for the 13th time in his illustrious career.

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  • Capitals' Anthony Mantha: Secures helper as Caps prevail

    Mantha registered an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Mantha is on pace for a 38-point season, which, health permitting, would be his greatest output with the Capitals. However, the 6-foot-5, 234-pound winger has never logged a full campaign due to his lengthy injury history, and Mantha's third-line role doesn't set him up for a great deal of success in the fantasy realm.

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  • Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Still sidelined Wednesday

    Kuemper (upper body) will not be available against the Flyers on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Kuemper will miss his second straight game due to his lingering upper-body issue. With the veteran netminder on the shelf, Charlie Lindgren figures to see the bulk of the workload with Hunter Shepard serving as the backup. Once Kuemper is cleared, he should reclaim the starting job for Washington the rest of the way.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Tending twine against Flyers

    Lindgren will defend the road cage for Wednesday's clash with Philadelphia, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Lindgren will start consecutive games for the first time this season with Darcy Kuemper (upper body) still sidelined. In his nine appearances this year, the 28-year-old Lindgren posted a 3-3-2 record, 3.33 GAA and .895 save percentage. Once Kuemper returns to action, Lindgren figures to go back to being the No. 2 option for the Capitals.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Racks up seven shots

    Carlson registered seven shots, four blocks and a minus-1 rating versus Edmonton on Monday.

    Carlson has put 50 shots on net over his last 12 contests, resulting in six goals and two assists. Given the blueliner's recent shot totals, he should continue to be a top-end fantasy target with plenty of goals to follow. Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Carlson should continue to feature prominently at both even strength and with the power play.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Helps Caps win on road

    Lindgren made 28 saves during Monday's 3-2 victory over the Oilers.

    Lingren claimed his first decision since Nov. 7. The 28-year-old netminder entered Monday winless during his past four appearances but blanked the Oilers over the final 25 minutes, helping the Capitals improve to 4-8-3 on the road this season. With No. 1 netminder Darcy Kuemper sidelined with an upper-body injury, Hunter Shepard, the AHL's goalie of the month for November, served as Lindgren's backup.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Nets Caps' opening marker

    Eller scored a goal on three shots during Monday's 3-2 victory over the host Oilers.

    Eller, who converted his first goal in 10 games Monday, notched a rare 5-on-5 road marker for the Capitals. The 33-year-old center's second-period tally tied Monday's matchup at 1-1 and marked the Capitals' 21st even-strength goal in 15 road games this season. Eller, who added two hits in the win, has amassed three points during his past four outings following a six-game pointless skid (Nov. 15-26).

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Finds twine Monday

    Oshie scored a goal during Monday's 3-2 win over the host Oilers.

    The goal snapped a four-game point drought. Oshie, who has a minus-7 rating during his past four outings, generated a game-high eight shots and added two hits during the road victory. Look for the 35-year-old to keep rolling as the Capitals wrap up their six-game road trip Wednesday against struggling Philadelphia, which is 2-6-2 over the last 10 games.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Benefits from deft drop pass

    Dowd scored the game-winning goal during Monday's 3-2 victory over the host Oilers.

    Dowd, who had two shots during the road win, has registered just 21 shots in 27 outings this season. In 14 of those appearances, Dowd recorded zero shots. Dowd's 11th career game-winner snapped a goalless skid dating back to his back-to-back tallies against the Kings (Oct. 22) and Devils (Oct. 24).

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Held off scoresheet again

    Ovechkin delivered seven hits and generated five shots on goal during a 3-2 win over the host Oilers on Monday.

    Ovechkin failed to produce a point Monday for his second outing in a row. The 37-year-old left winger has not been held pointless for more than two games since a four-game stretch last season (Jan. 24-Feb. 1).

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Starting in Edmonton

    Lindgren will patrol the road crease Monday against Edmonton, Tom Gazzola of TSN reports.

    Lindgren has a 2-3-2 record this season with a 3.51 GAA and an .890 save percentage in eight appearances. He will be backed up by Hunter Shepard because of an upper-body injury to Darcy Kuemper. The Oilers rank eighth in the NHL with 3.48 goals per game.

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  • Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Still not ready to return

    Orlov (lower body) won't play Monday versus Edmonton, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Orlov still isn't ready to return despite taking part in the morning skate again. He hasn't played since Nov. 5 because of a lower-body injury.

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  • Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Not expected to suit up Monday

    Kuemper (upper body) is not expected to be in the lineup Monday against Edmonton, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Kuemper is listed as day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game in Calgary with an upper-body injury. He didn't take part in the morning skate. Washington has brought up netminder Hunter Shepard from AHL Hershey.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.76
(27th)
2.98
(11th)
21.2
(22nd)

Injuries

Player Injury
D. Kuemper G Darcy Kuemper G Upper Body
T. Wilson RW Tom Wilson RW Knee
D. Orlov D Dmitry Orlov D Lower Body
C. Brown RW Connor Brown RW Knee
N. Backstrom C Nicklas Backstrom C Hip

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