Alex Ovechkin's odds of winning the Hart Trophy are improving and he's catching up with Sidney Crosby.
The Capitals' third-line left wing has gone 23 games without a goal. He's try to break that drought tonight against the Hurricanes (7 p.m., CSN).
With the trade deadline approaching, teams are scrambling to improve their teams, especially in the Metropolitan division where 6 points separates first place from fourth place. The New York Rangers...

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

      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Capitals - Team News
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ovechkin has 39 goals and 62 points in 62 contests in 2014-15. He's already reached the 40-goal milestone in six of his previous nine campaigns. With 461 goals, Ovechkin...
      Feb 26 10:14AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby usually enjoys games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wednesday night, however, Holtby and the Caps were 4-3 losers to the Pens in Washington. Holtby entered the game with a .033 goals-against average, a .989 save percentage...
      Feb 25 11:13PM Read More
      Troy Brouwer - W
      Troy Brouwer scored a goal and assisted on another in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 loss... Brouwer now has 18 goals and 14 assists on the season. Defenseman John Carlson also had a goal and an assist for the Capitals. Carlson has established himself as one of the...
      Feb 25 10:57PM Read More
      Jack Hillen - D
      Washington defenseman Jack Hillen and forward Aaron Volpatti will both be healthy scratches... Hillen has skated in 34 games this season, adding just five assists with no goals and has found himself scratched for the last two games. He’s being replaced by Cam...
      Feb 25 5:20PM Read More
      Jay Beagle - W
      Jay Beagle will sit out Wednesday’s game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. This will be Beagle’s first game out of the lineup this year and first game being scratched since November 27, 2013. An early offensive zone penalty in Sunday’s loss to...
      Feb 25 5:19PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky will be back in the Caps lineup Wednesday night versus Pittsburgh. After being a healthy scratch in Sunday’s loss to the Flyers, head coach Barry Trotz will insert the 20-year-old back onto the Caps top line with Nicklas Backstrom and...
      Feb 25 5:18PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Wednesday’s showdown with the Penguins. Holtby has been one of the key reasons the Capitals find themselves fighting for first place in the Metropolitan division this season as he is tied for first in the NHL with...
      Feb 25 5:16PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Capitals coach Barry Trotz seemed to bash his predecessors in Washington when discussing Alex... "There was some bad advice given to Ovi at times, in how they wanted him to play," Trotz said. "Ovi is a guy that will do what you ask. That's what I've...
      Feb 25 11:35AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers. The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game, but Washington fought back to tie it. Unfortunately for Washington, Michael Del Zotto beat Holtby in the third period to...
      Feb 22 3:48PM Read More
      Joel Ward - W
      Joel Ward scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Capitals found themselves down 2-0 in the second period but they were eventually able to tie the game on goals from Ward and Tom Wilson. The 34-year-old veteran now has...
      Feb 22 3:32PM Read More
      Jack Hillen - D
      Jack Hillen and Andre Burakovsky will be healthy scratches in Sunday afternoon's game against... Cam Schilling will take Hillen's place on the blue line. Burakovsky, 20, has 9 goals and 21 points in 45 games this season.
      Feb 22 12:49PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will be between the pipes on Sunday for Washington. Holtby is getting back-to-back starts as the Caps defeated the Islanders on Saturday. Holtby has won three straight and is now 29-12-9 with a 2.14 GAA and a .925 save...
      Feb 22 11:00AM Read More
      Mike Green - D
      The Capitals are unlikely to trade Mike Green prior to the March 2 deadline, according to... Green is an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. He means too much for the Capitals, who have designs on making noise in the playoffs, and it would probably be...
      Feb 21 11:11PM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom took sole possession of first place in NHL... Forty-six of those points are assists. Backstrom seemed like an All-Star all season even when he didn't make the team, but now that omission seems extra glaring as his...
      Feb 21 3:34PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      The Washington Capitals edged the New York Islanders 3-2 (SO), giving Braden Holtby his 29th... Holtby has now won three straight games and four of five. In the past three contests, he's only given up four goals. Holtby continues to be one of the better goaltending...
      Feb 21 3:30PM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      CNicklas Backstrom62184664
      LWAlex Ovechkin62392362
      DJohn Carlson62103343
      DMike Green5353136
      CMarcus Johansson62142135
      RWTroy Brouwer62181432
      RWEric Fehr58171027
      RWJoel Ward62141125
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov6061824
      LW* Andre Burakovsky4691221
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby5331122.2029149
      Justin Peters105793.52351
      * = Rookie Player
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