The Capitals have outscored the Devils 14-4 in four games this season but say they can't afford to overlook them.
The Caps host the Devils as the final push for the playoffs begins. Follow the conversation on social media with Capitals Pulse as you the game on CSN.
The Caps can move closer to clinching a playoff spot with a win tonight over the Devils, and to do so, Barry Trotz will continue to lean on Braden Holtby.

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

      3/19T. GleasonUpper-body injury (day-to-day)
      3/12J. BeagleShoulder (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
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      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
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      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
      3/1vs. TorW 4-0
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      Capitals - Team News
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the start in Thursday's game vs. the Washington Capitals. The 25-year-old has been outstanding for most of this season. Holtby has a 35-19-9 record with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 2014-15. He will...
      Mar 26 6:01PM Read More
      Jay Beagle - W
      Jay Beagle (upper body) isn't expected to play this weekend. The Capitals play against Nashville on Saturday and the New York Rangers on Sunday after hosting New Jersey on Thursday. That means Beagle is likely to miss the next three...
      Mar 26 5:10PM Read More
      Nate Schmidt - D
      Nate Schmidt has been sent to the minors. Schmidt has a goal and four points in 39 games with Washington this season. He was with the Capitals on an emergency basis, but's expected to get a proper recall later this...
      Mar 24 11:37AM Read More
      Tim Gleason - D
      It looks like Tim Gleason (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday. He has sat out two straight games with an upper-body injury. Gleason practiced alongside Mike Green on Monday and felt like he probably could've played this past Saturday. ...
      Mar 23 6:07PM Read More
      Dmitry Orlov - D
      Dmitry Orlov will be assigned to the minors for conditioning. "The plan is to get him down there, a couple days of practice and get him playing," coach Barry Trotz said. "That'd be the plan. We just have to make sure on...
      Mar 23 6:01PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin finished with a minus-three rating as the Capitals were shut out 3-0 by the Jets... A rare night in which Ovechkin didn’t do any great from a fantasy perspective. He had a quiet night, with two shots on goal in 20:58. Eric Fehr led the Capitals with four...
      Mar 21 9:50PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby allowed two goals in the Capitals’ 3-0 loss to the Jets on Saturday night. Holtby stopped 21 shots as his three-game winning streak was snapped. The 25-year-old leads the league with 64 games played, which might not be a good thing come the...
      Mar 21 9:50PM Read More
      Tim Gleason - D
      Tim Gleason (upper body) practiced Friday after he missed Thursday's contest. He could be available for Saturday night in Winnipeg. Coach Barry Trotz said a decision may come after the morning skate.
      Mar 21 9:45AM Read More
      Dmitry Orlov - D
      Dmitry Orlov might be heading to the AHL soon for a three-game conditioning stint. "Then we'll make our decision on him. If he feels he can play, we'll have to get him in and take a look for sure at this level," coach Barry Trotz said. "I...
      Mar 21 9:42AM Read More
      Evgeny Kuznetsov - C
      Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in Washington's 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday. Kuznetsov is looking to finish off his rookie campaign on a high not after scoring at least a point in four of his last five games. He has nine goals and 30 points in 70...
      Mar 20 11:24AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby made 28 saves on 30 shots to give the Capitals a 3-2 win over Minnesota on... Holtby recorded his third straight win, improving his record to 35-18-9 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average. Holtby has been a consistent...
      Mar 20 12:26AM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin scored two goals on Thursday night to help the Caps sink the Wild and ring in his... Ovie snapped a two-game pointless drought and now has 47 goals and 73 points in 71 games this season. Washington is in the first Wild Card spot with a seven points cushion...
      Mar 20 12:19AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the start against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. As has seemingly been the case all season long, the Capitals trail the Penguins by just a pair of points in the standings, and the Islanders by just two more. Holtby for his...
      Mar 19 5:34PM Read More
      Brooks Orpik - D
      Brooks Orpik appears to be set to return Thursday versus the Minnesota Wild. Coach Barry Trotz said that Orpik is ready to play and the defenseman stated that he felt good after the morning skate. Trotz said that Orpik's ice time would be monitored...
      Mar 19 4:46PM Read More
      Tim Gleason - D
      Tim Gleason missed Thursday's morning skate with an upper-body ailment. However, he still could play against Minnesota if Brooks Orpik isn't able to return from a lower-body injury. Orpik appears to be ready to play, so Gleason has a strong...
      Mar 19 4:40PM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
      View All Players  |  Last updated Mar. 26, 1:36 A.M. ET
      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin72472673
      CNicklas Backstrom73185472
      DJohn Carlson73113647
      DMike Green6363339
      CMarcus Johansson73172239
      RWTroy Brouwer73181836
      LWCurtis Glencross62132134
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov7192130
      RWJoel Ward73161430
      RWEric Fehr69181129
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby6437442.1835199
      Justin Peters116033.38351
      * = Rookie Player
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