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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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      Schedule
      DateOppTime
      12/18Cls4:00 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
      12/20NJ4:00 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
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      Results
      DateOppFinal
      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
      11/26NYIL 2-3
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      Capitals - Team News
      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
      Jason Chimera - W
      Jason Chimera will skate on Washington's fourth line on Tuesday night against the Panthers. After being a healthy scratch for Saturday's game, Chimera will skate to the left of Michael Latta and Jay Beagle on the Caps' fourth line. It's tough to recommend any of...
      Dec 16 7:06PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will start Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers. Washington continues to flip-flop with the New York Rangers for the third playoff slot in the Metro division. With a razor thin 33-32 point lead, a win tonight could go a...
      Dec 16 5:54PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky might serve as a healthy scratch on Tuesday. That's based on the fact that Burakovsky stayed on the ice later than most of his teammates Tuesday morning. Jason Chimera spent Saturday's game in the press box, but he'll...
      Dec 16 3:23PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will start for Washington on Tuesday. Holtby has already started in 23 of Washington's 29 contests this season. He has a 2.38 GAA and .915 save percentage in 2014-15.
      Dec 16 2:54PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky won't be loaned to Team Sweden for the World Juniors. That's not surprising, but the Capitals have now eliminated all doubt. Burakovsky has four goals and 13 points in 26 games this season.
      Dec 15 3:03PM Read More
      Tom Wilson - W
      Tom Wilson had a couple of assists and a fight in Washington's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay Saturday. Wilson fought the Lightning's Brenden Morrow 1:41 into the first period and then set up two of Nicklas Backstrom's natural hat trick goals to go plus-two in the game. Wilson...
      Dec 14 9:42AM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom’s hat trick powered the Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Lightning on... Per Chuck Gormely of CSN, Backstrom’s last hat trick came April 17, 2010, during a playoff series with the Canadiens. In the meantime, Backstrom has proven to be one of...
      Dec 13 10:43PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby blocked 26 shots in the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday night. Washington has won four of six games in December, with at least a point in five of them. Holtby has settled down very nicely, sporting a 2.38 goals-against average and .915...
      Dec 13 10:42PM Read More
      Jason Chimera - W
      Jason Chimera has drawn the ire of Coach Trotz and will be a healthy scratch on Saturday night. Andre Burakovsky will suit up in his place. "You’ve got to learn from it," Chimera said of his benching. "I think it’s embarrassing as a player when you...
      Dec 13 6:39PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby was the first goalie off the ice on Saturday and as a result will get the start... Holtby is 11-7-4 this season with a 2.40 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
      Dec 13 11:15AM Read More
      Tom Wilson - W
      Tom Wilson impressed coach Barry Trotz by not retaliating Thursday when crosschecked by the... Wisniewski took a double minor and while the Capitals failed to take advantage of the power play, the restraint shown by Wilson made an impression on Trotz. "He was...
      Dec 13 11:12AM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      PosNameGPGAPts
      CNicklas Backstrom3082331
      RWAlex Ovechkin30141226
      DJohn Carlson3041822
      CMarcus Johansson309918
      RWJoel Ward309716
      RWTroy Brouwer309615
      LW* Andre Burakovsky264913
      DMike Green223912
      DMatt Niskanen3021012
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov283811
      Goaltender Stats
      NameGPIMinGAAWLOTL
      Braden Holtby2514272.311275
      Justin Peters74013.28231
      * = Rookie Player
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