On a night in which the Capitals made significant strides in the Eastern Conference standings, Barry Trotz said his team took a giant step backward.
Defenseman Matt Niskanen powered the Capitals to an overtime victory over the Devils with this slapshot goal.
Matt Niskanen hammered a slapshot past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider to hand the Capitals a thrilling overtime victory, one that they nearly won in regulation.

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How would you grade the performance of Barry Trotz so far?

      3/12J. BeagleShoulder (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
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      1: Matt Niskanen, Was (1G, 1A)
      2: Eric Fehr, Was (1G)
      3: Travis Zajac, NJ (1G)
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      3/28vs. Nsh9:30 PT10:30 MT11:30 CT12:30 ET16:30 GMT12:30 北京时间9:30 MST11:30 EST20:30 UAE12:30 ET
      3/29NYR12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST23:00 UAE15:00 ET
      3/31vs. Car4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
      4/2Mon4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET
      4/4Ott4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
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      3/26vs. NJW 3-2
      3/21WpgL 0-3
      3/19MinW 3-2
      3/16BufW 4-3
      3/15vs. BosW 2-0
      3/13vs. DalL 2-4
      3/11vs. NYRL 1-3
      3/7vs. BufW 6-1
      3/5vs. MinL 1-2
      3/3ClsW 5-3
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      Capitals - Team News
      Braden Holtby - G
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      Matt Niskanen - D
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      Jay Beagle - W
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      Braden Holtby - G
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      Jay Beagle - W
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      Nate Schmidt - D
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      Tim Gleason - D
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      Dmitry Orlov - D
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      Braden Holtby - G
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      Tim Gleason - D
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      Dmitry Orlov - D
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      Evgeny Kuznetsov - C
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      Braden Holtby - G
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      Alex Ovechkin - W
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      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin73472673
      CNicklas Backstrom74185472
      DJohn Carlson74113647
      CMarcus Johansson74172340
      DMike Green6463339
      RWTroy Brouwer74181836
      LWCurtis Glencross63132134
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov7292231
      RWEric Fehr70191130
      RWJoel Ward74161430
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby6538052.1836199
      Justin Peters116033.38351
      * = Rookie Player
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