The Capitals lost to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night thanks to two late goals and some key defensive mistakes.
After leading much of the game, the Caps were not able to finish off the Wild due to critical late defensive errors.
Alex Ovechkin missed his first game of the season on Thursday night. When will he return?

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

      3/5A. OvechkinLower-body injury (day-to-day)
      3/4M. LattaShoulder (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Thu, Mar 5
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      Three Stars
      1: Jason Pominville, Min (2G)
      2: Braden Holtby, Was (28 Saves)
      3: Devan Dubnyk, Min (24 Saves)
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      3/5vs. Min4:00 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
      3/7vs. Buf4:00 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
      3/11vs. NYR5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET
      3/13vs. Dal4:00 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
      3/15vs. Bos4:30 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
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      3/3ClsW 5-3
      3/1vs. TorW 4-0
      2/27CarL 0-3
      2/25vs. PitL 3-4
      2/22PhiL 2-3
      2/21vs. NYIW 3-2
      2/19vs. WpgW 5-1
      2/17PitW 3-1
      2/15AnhW 5-3
      2/14LAL 1-3
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      Capitals - Team News
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby made 28 saves on Thursday night, but Jason Pominville was able to solve him late... Holtby stood tall all game long. But he was beaten during a scramble in front of the net, and then an off-angle slapper late in the third period by Pominville for just his...
      Mar 6 12:23AM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
      Curtis Glencross snapped his first as Capital on the power play to open the scoring just 2:51... It was a goal-scorer's goal as Glencross freed his blade from Ryan Suter, and ripped a snapshot just inside the corner of the crossbar over Devan Dubnyk's shoulder....
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      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky is skating on Washington's first line with Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus... Alex Ovechkin (lower-body) won't play against Minnesota on Thursday, so the Caps will turn to the 20-year-old to fill in short-term. Burakovsky has nine goals and 21 points...
      Mar 5 6:41PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin (lower-body) won't play in Thursday's game against Minnesota. Ovechkin has played in 96 consecutive games coming into this one. The last game he missed was on January 24th, 2014 in New Jersey. The 29-year-old Hart Trophy candidate has...
      Mar 5 6:38PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the start in Thursday's game vs. Minnesota. A year ago, no one would have been intrigued by a goaltending matchup featuring Holtby and Devan Dubnyk, but they are two of the better goalies in the NHL in 2015. Holtby...
      Mar 5 5:34PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's match against Minnesota because... He didn't take part in the morning skate and his status will be determined during the pregame warmup. Ovechkin leads the league with 43 goals and he's tied with linemate...
      Mar 5 12:25PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Washington has called up Andre Burakovsky. The Capitals sent Burakovsky to the minors after acquiring Curtis Glencross, but Michael Latta's upper-body injury prompted them to reverse course. Burakovsky has nine...
      Mar 5 10:28AM Read More
      Michael Latta - C
      Michael Latta has sustained an upper-body injury. Latta suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's game. He has five points and 56 penalty minutes in 42 contests in 2014-15. Andre Burakovsky has been called up to help...
      Mar 5 10:27AM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom recorded two assists in a 5-3 win over Columbus Tuesday night. Backstrom is leading the league with 49 assists this season. The next best player is Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek with 46. Backstrom also has 18 goals, which puts him in a...
      Mar 4 9:41AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 30 shots on Tuesday night, but came away with a win after... Holtby has won back-to-back starts and has now amassed 31 wins on the season. This, combined with a 2.17 GAA and a .925 save percentage, make him a top-five fantasy...
      Mar 3 10:31PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin had another strong night at the office Tuesday as he recorded two goals in a 5-3... Ovechkin's tallies give him 43 on the campaign and extend his lead in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy. As if that weren't enough production for the fantasy MVP, Ovie...
      Mar 3 10:27PM Read More
      Brooks Laich - C
      Brooks Laich was made a late scratch on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It's been a trying season for the veteran forward Laich, who through 49 games this season has posted just five goals, 14 points, 44 blocks, and 80 hits. Michael Latta will...
      Mar 3 6:42PM Read More
      Michael Latta - C
      Michael Latta was made a late addition to the lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets on... It'll be Latta's first game after missing the previous two, and he's expected to center Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson on Washington's fourth line. Latta has only managed 41...
      Mar 3 6:36PM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
      Curtis Glencross will kick off his Washington Capitals career skating to the left of Evgeny... Through 53 games with Calgary this season Glencross has nine goals, 28 points, 39 PIMs, 41 blocks, and 103 hits. "Curtis gives him a skill guy but also gives him that...
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      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the start against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Holtby leads the NHL in two categories, starts (55) and minutes played (3229). The Capitals meanwhile only rank first in one place, the Wild Card, seven points up on Boston...
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      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      CNicklas Backstrom65184967
      LWAlex Ovechkin65432467
      DJohn Carlson65103545
      CMarcus Johansson65162137
      DMike Green5653136
      RWTroy Brouwer65181533
      RWEric Fehr61181129
      LWCurtis Glencross5491928
      RWJoel Ward65151227
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov6361824
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby5632892.1731159
      Justin Peters105793.52351
      * = Rookie Player
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