The Capitals will be tested this week when they take on the New York Islanders, who have won nine of their last 10.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice halfway through Tuesday's practice with an upper-body injury.
Here are the five best plays the Capitals made over the last week. Number 1 was a memorable goal by Alex Ovechkin.

Team talk

  • 2y
    One year after bolstering a conference-leading team with multiple contributors, Capitals GM George McPhee mostly laid low this past offseason.
  • 2y
    Washington Capitals prospect Filip Forsberg is back in North American this week as members of Swedens National Junior program join junior hopefuls from the United States and Finland in an eight-day camp in Lake Placid, NY.
  • 2y
    The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs continue to round out their rosters for the 2013 Winter Classic alumni game and a number of former Washington Capitals are expected to take part.
  • 2y
    In Part One on Thursday we handicapped USA Hockeys goal-tending options for 2014. In Part Two on Saturday we examined the blueliners who may represent the U.S. in Sochi. Today in Part Three, we look at the forwards.
  • 2y
    After his girlfriend Maria Kirilenko and her doubles partner Nadia Petrova medaled Sunday afternoon, the Caps captain took to Twitter to share his excitement with the world about the Russian duo capturing the bronze.
  • 2y
    Even though the Florida Panthers are defending Southeast Division champs, offseason moves from the Carolina Hurricanes landed the team as 2012-2013 favorite.
  • 2y
    Just over a month after slamming Alexander Semin during a live broadcast, Marc Crawford is now singing a different tune.


Today's Poll

Who will lead the NHL in scoring this season?
    11/23M. GreenUpper-body injury (day-to-day)
    11/8B. LaichShoulder (IR)
    10/22J. ErskineUndisclosed injury (IR)
    10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
    10/7A. VolpattiNeck (IR)
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    NY Islanders    
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    11/29Tor4:00 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
    12/2vs. Van4:00 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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    Full Schedule
    11/22vs. BufL 1-2
    11/20ColW 3-2
    11/18AriW 2-1
    11/15StLL 1-4
    11/14vs. NJL 0-1
    11/11vs. ClsW 4-2
    11/8vs. CarW 4-3
    11/7ChiW 3-2
    11/4vs. CgyL 3-4
    11/2vs. AriL 5-6
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    Capitals - Team News
    Mike Green - D
    Mike Green (upper body) will not play on Wednesday. Green suffered the injury during Saturday's game against Buffalo. He's gotten off to a strong start this season, but injuries have plagued his career.
    Nov 25 12:33PM Read More
    Alex Ovechkin - W
    Alex Ovechkin left Tuesday's practice due to an upper-body injury. Ovechkin will still travel with the Capitals for Wednesday's game against the New York Islanders, but he's questionable for that contest. He has nine goals and 18 points in...
    Nov 25 12:31PM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby yielded two goals on 26 shots in the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Sabres on... A tough loss for the Capitals, who controlled the majority of this game. Holtby gave up the game winner at 12:18 of the third period. Despite the loss, he has really found...
    Nov 22 11:37PM Read More
    Matt Niskanen - D
    Matt Niskanen potted his first goal of the season in the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Sabres on... The Capitals’ big-money defenseman scored on the power play. It has not been the start anyone envisioned for the 27-year-old who is coming off his best offensive season....
    Nov 22 9:54PM Read More
    Mike Green - D
    Mike Green sustained an upper-body injury against the Sabres. The Capitals defenseman will not return to the game. Green played 10:56 and had four shots on goal. He has 12 points on the season. Green has been a very productive...
    Nov 22 9:21PM Read More
    Chris Brown - C
    The Washington Capitals have sent Chris Brown to the minors. Brown had one goal this season in five games. Just an FYI.
    Nov 22 11:37AM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby will get the start in goal for Washington on Saturday. Holtby was the first goalie off the ice on Saturday which is the usual indicator as to who will start. The netminder is 7-4-2 this season with a 2.26 GAA and .914 save...
    Nov 22 11:22AM Read More
    Nicklas Backstrom - C
    Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-2 victory on Thursday. Backstrom snapped his three-game point drought. He has five goals and 13 assists in 19 contests in 2014-15.
    Nov 21 11:39AM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby stopped 27 of 29 shots in Washington's 3-2 win over Colorado on Thursday. Holtby has now won four of his last five starts. The Capitals never trailed in this game, but it was tied at two late in the third period. Holtby is now 7-4-2 with a 2.26...
    Nov 20 11:43PM Read More
    Alex Ovechkin - W
    Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Washington’s 3-2 win over... Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie with just under six minutes remaining in the third period. The points end a three-game pointless streak for the Russian sniper. He now has nine...
    Nov 20 11:32PM Read More
    Michael Latta - C
    Michael Latta will be a healthy scratch against the Colorado Avalanche. The 23-year-old has one assist in on 14 games this season.
    Nov 20 8:07PM Read More
    Chris Brown - C
    Chris Brown won't be in Washington's lineup on Thursday. Brown will be a healthy scratch against Colorado. The 23-year-old has one goal in five games this season.
    Nov 20 8:05PM Read More
    Brooks Laich - C
    Brooks Laich (shoulder) might play on Saturday, but that's far from certain. Laich and the Capitals want to err on the side of caution after he tried to return on Nov. 7 and ended up back on the sidelines. He's been limited to just six games this...
    Nov 20 10:17AM Read More
    John Carlson - D
    John Carlson had an assist in a 2-1 overtime win on Tuesday. Carlson has two goals and 12 points in 18 games in 2014-15. He'll have a tough time maintaining that point-per-game pace, but it wouldn't be shocking if he bests his...
    Nov 19 9:42AM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby made 23 saves in the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday night. Holtby was beaten just once on a beautiful passing play by Sam Gagner and Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the Caps first trip to the desert this season. Making his 13th start of the...
    Nov 19 12:32AM Read More

    Team Stats

    Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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    Skater Stats
    CNicklas Backstrom2051419
    RWAlex Ovechkin209918
    CMarcus Johansson208513
    LW* Andre Burakovsky203912
    DJohn Carlson2021012
    DMike Green193912
    RWJoel Ward208311
    RWTroy Brouwer205510
    CEvgeny Kuznetsov19156
    DMatt Niskanen20156
    Goaltender Stats
    Braden Holtby158552.25752
    Justin Peters63613.15231
    * = Rookie Player
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