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Now that the Capitals are winning, will Brian MacLellan stand pat or make a move? Answers to this and more reader questions in Friday's six-pack of Twitter questions.
Andre Burakovsky hit a pair of posts in his AHL debut with the Hershey Bears Friday night.
The Capitals twice fought back from one-goal deficits to pull out an overtime win in Columbus.

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Who will lead the NHL in scoring this season?
Alex Ovechkin
62%
Steven Stamkos
21%
Sidney Crosby
17%
      Injuries
      DatePlayerStatus
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
      10/7A. VolpattiNeck (IR)
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      Scoreboard

      Sat, Dec 20
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      Washington0224
      New Jersey0000
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      Final Boxscore
      Three Stars
      1: Braden Holtby, Was (21 Saves)
      2: Alex Ovechkin, Was (1G)
      3: Nicklas Backstrom, Was (2G, 1A)
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      Schedule
      DateOppTime
      12/20NJ4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
      12/22vs. Ott4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
      12/23NYR4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
      12/27Pit4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET
      12/29NYI4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
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      Results
      DateOppFinal
      12/18ClsW 5-4
      12/16FlaL 1-2
      12/13vs. TBW 4-2
      12/11vs. ClsL 2-3
      12/9TBW 5-3
      12/6NJW 4-1
      12/4CarW 2-1
      12/2vs. VanL 3-4
      11/29TorL 2-6
      11/28vs. NYIW 5-2
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      Capitals - Team News
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom’s three points carried the Capitals to a 40 win over the Devils on... Backstrom potted two goals, and added a helper. The talented Swedish center appears to really enjoy playing on Saturdays as he now has seven goals and 14 points in 11...
      Dec 20 10:35PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby registered his second shutout of the season in the Capitals’ 4-0 win over the... The 25-year-old made 21 saves, and now has helped the Capitals earn at least a point in eight consecutive games. Despite the win last time out, this was a nice bounce-back...
      Dec 20 10:33PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby registered his second shutout of the season in the Capitals’ 4-0 win over the... The 25-year-old made 21 saves, and now has helped the Capitals earn at least a point in eight consecutive games. Despite the win last time out, this was a nice bounce-back...
      Dec 20 10:33PM Read More
      Jack Hillen - D
      Jack Hillen will see his ninth game of the season Saturday night in New Jersey as he subs in... Hillen, like Schmidt, has no fantasy value.
      Dec 20 6:46PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the nod Saturday night in New Jersey. The Caps come in trying to ward off not only the New York Rangers, who trail them by just two points in the Metro, but the Devils as well, who trail by six points. Holtby...
      Dec 20 5:06PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky will spend two games with the Hershey Bears before returning to the Capitals. Coach Barry Trotz wants to get Burakovsky some playing time after he had been a healthy scratch in five of the last six games. Burakovsky will get top six minutes with the...
      Dec 20 10:56AM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      The plan is to have Andre Burakovsky play in two games with AHL Hershey. Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games, so this will give him a chance to play. The Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Sweden...
      Dec 19 1:18PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky has been sent to AHL Hershey. Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games. This is less than a week after the Washington Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Team...
      Dec 19 11:46AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby improved to 13-7-5 this season by making 22 saves on 26 shots in a 5-4 overtime... Holtby has earned the Caps at least a point in his past seven starts, and Thursday night was the first time in that span he allowed more than three goals in a game. Holtby...
      Dec 18 11:19PM Read More
      Eric Fehr - W
      Eric Fehr had a goal and an assist on Thursday night, scoring the overtime winner to lift... Fehr has seven goals and 12 points through 28 games this season. Fehr has been hot lately with three goals in his past four games. Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michael Latta...
      Dec 18 11:16PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky is a healthy scratch on Thursday against Columbus. Burakovsky was the Capitals' first round pick in 2013. Jack Hillen is also a healthy scratch on Thursday.
      Dec 18 7:22PM Read More
      John Carlson - D
      John Carlson has been putting in extra work before the Capitals' practices lately. Carlson has been working one-on-one with assistant coach Todd Reirden. It's seemed to pay off as Carlson has been more effective defensively over the last few weeks and...
      Dec 18 11:43AM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday. Backstrom has six points in his last four games, including Saturday's hat trick. That brings him up to eight goals and 31 points in 30 contests this season. He also went...
      Dec 17 9:44AM Read More
      Troy Brouwer - W
      Troy Brouwer's power play marker was the only Washington goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the... Brouwer has now tallied nine times on the season with four of those markers coming with the man advantage. Nicklas Backstroke and Alex Ovechkin each picked up an assist on...
      Dec 16 11:27PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 29 shots against the Panthers Tuesday night, but was saddled with a... Holtby has been sensational for the past few weeks and played well enough to win in this outing, but didn't receive the proper support from his teammates. Not only did he...
      Dec 16 11:21PM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      PosNameGPGAPts
      CNicklas Backstrom3182331
      RWAlex Ovechkin31141226
      DJohn Carlson3141822
      CMarcus Johansson319918
      RWJoel Ward3110717
      RWTroy Brouwer3110616
      DMike Green2331114
      LW* Andre Burakovsky264913
      RWEric Fehr287512
      DMatt Niskanen3121012
      Goaltender Stats
      NameGPIMinGAAWLOTL
      Braden Holtby2614872.381375
      Justin Peters74013.28231
      * = Rookie Player
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