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Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Makes 36 saves in loss to Penguins
Kuemper allowed four goals on 40 shots in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kuemper has faced at least 40 shots in four of his nine contests in March. He has managed to save 149 of 161 over those four busy games, but the 32-year-old still got just one win out of those starts. Through 50 appearances in 2022-23, Kuemper has a 21-23-5 record, 2.74 GAA and .911 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Tom Wilson: Scores ninth goal of season
Wilson supplied a goal in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Wilson has been held off the scoresheet just once over his last four games, providing a goal and five points in that span. Overall in 2022-23, Wilson has nine markers and 16 points in 25 appearances. His latest goal came early in the third period to narrow Pittsburgh's lead to 3-1. It was the first step in a three-goal rally from Washington to tie the contest, though the Capitals still ended up losing.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Dylan Strome: Has two-point game
Strome provided a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Strome's helper came while Washington had the man advantage. He's up to 18 goals and 57 points in 73 outings this season, including 19 power-play points. Strome is on a four-game scoring streak with two markers and seven points in that span.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Scores against Pittsburgh in loss
Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Washington's hopes of making the playoffs are quickly fading, but Ovechkin has been doing everything in his power to bolster the Capitals. The 37-year-old's on a four-game goal-scoring streak, and he's provided six markers and 11 points over his last seven outings. Ovechkin has 42 goals and 72 points in 68 contests this season. Saturday's marker was also the 822nd of his career, putting him 72 away from Wayne Gretzky.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to face Penguins
Kuemper is set to guard the road crease against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kuemper made 27 saves in Washington's 6-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday. He has a 21-22-5 record, 2.74 GAA and .911 save percentage in 49 outings this season. Pittsburgh has the 16th-ranked offense with 3.19 goals per game in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Sonny Milano: Set to miss time
Milano (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Penguins, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Milano -- who has three goals and nine points in his last 11 games-- is expected to miss at least a week with the injury as Washington readies for a crucial showdown against the Penguins without one of its most dynamic offensive players. Nicolas Aube-Kubel is expected to draw into the lineup Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Anthony Mantha: Pots goal Thursday
Mantha tallied a goal and added two shots during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Mantha stashed in a loose puck in front of the net to notch his 10th goal and 26th point in 62 games during the 2022-23 campaign. The 28-year-old has been in and out of the lineup all season due to a lack of offensive consistency which has taken a serious toll on his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp Thursday
Dowd registered a goal and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Dowd has three goals and six points in his last 15 games since returning from a lower-body injury on Feb. 21 and has now set a new single-season high in goals (12) and tied a career-best 24 points in 58 games during the 2022-23 campaign. The 32-year-old remains an invaluable defensive presence in the Capitals' bottom six, but he lacks the high-powered offensive capabilities most fantasy managers covet.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Dishes helper Thursday
Protas tallied an assist and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Protas has helpers in consecutive games working on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Connor Sheary. The 22-year-old has been up and down with the Capitals throughout the 2022-23 campaign but could get more regular minutes in the final games should Washington's playoff aspirations fade and management decides to give younger players a longer look -- though Protas' fantasy value remains considerably low in the short term, even with more steady ice time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Dylan Strome: Notches two helpers
Strome posted two assists and three shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Strome would pick up helpers on power-play goals by Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson. This game extends Strome's point streak to three games with five points in that span. On the season, the first-year Capital has 17 markers and 55 points in 72 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Extends point streak to six
Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist on three shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
The Great Eight would pick up a helper on Anthony Mantha's goal in the first period and score a breakaway goal in the third period to ice the game at 6-1. This performance gives Ovechkin points in six straight games with 10 points in that span. On the season, Ovechkin has 41 goals and 71 points in 67 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Goal and assist in victory
Backstrom scored a goal and an assist on two shots, leading the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
The second star of the game, Backstrom would give the Capitals a 4-0 lead on the power play, scoring on a loose puck in front of Anton Khudobin. The Swedish forward would also add an assist on John Carlson's power-play goal. Backstrom seems to be heating up as of late, scoring points in four of his last five games with five points in that span. On the season, Backstrom has six goals and 17 points in 30 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Two points in return
Carlson scored a goal and an assist on three shots, fueling the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Returning from a scary injury where he got hit in the face with a slap shot, Carlson made his presence known, scoring on a shot from the point that beat Anton Khudobin. The American defender would also pick up a helper on Nicklas Backstrom's power-play goal. This performance gives Carlson nine goals and 23 points in 31 games on the year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Excellent in victory
Kuemper stopped 27 of 28 shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Kuemper was perfect heading into the third period before Nikita Zaitsev scored his first of the season to snap Kuemper's shutout bid. This game snaps a two-game losing skid for Kuemper and marks the second time in four games that he has allowed just one goal. Saturday against Pittsburgh would be the next chance for the Canadian goaltender to tend the goal.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Gabriel Carlsson: Heads back to minors
Carlsson was returned to AHL Hershey on Thursday.
Carlsson has two assists in six appearances with Washington this season. The 26-year-old defenseman also has a goal and 13 points in 47 contests with Hershey in 2022-23. His demotion corresponds with the expected return of John Carlson (fractured skull) for Thursday's game against Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Zach Fucale: Sent to AHL
Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Thursday.
Fucale was recalled Saturday when Darcy Kuemper suffered an upper-body injury. Kuemper has recovered and will get the Thursday start against Chicago, making Fucale redundant at this time. Fucale spent all three games this week on the bench, backing up Charlie Lindgren.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting Thursday
Kuemper (upper body) will return to the lineup and defend the home crease versus Chicago on Thursday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuemper has missed the last two games with the injury. He has lost his last two starts, giving up four goals in each game. Kuemper is 20-22-5 with a 2.77 GAA and .910 save percentage. He will face the Blackhawks, who are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|C. Brown RW Connor Brown RW||Knee|
|S. Milano LW Sonny Milano LW||Upper Body|
|C. Hagelin LW Carl Hagelin LW||Hip|
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