Capitals

Here are the five best plays made by the Capitals over the last week, including Nicklas Backstrom's hat trick against Tampa.
The Capitals nearly played until Sunrise in their record-breaking shootout loss to the Panthers.
Checking in with the Hershey Bears and other Caps prospects.

Team talk

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    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.
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    Even though the Florida Panthers are defending Southeast Division champs, offseason moves from the Carolina Hurricanes landed the team as 2012-2013 favorite.
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    Just over a month after slamming Alexander Semin during a live broadcast, Marc Crawford is now singing a different tune.
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    An early look at the blueliners who may represent the U.S. in Sochi in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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    By JP FinlayCSNwashington.com Anyone with a Twitter feed knows that Alex Ovechkin has been enjoying the London Olympics. Most of his time seems to be spent cheering on his girlfriend, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko, but over the last few days Ovi has emerged with...
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    Want to talk hockey with CSN analyst and former Capital Alan May? Get those questions ready and join him here at 1 p.m. today for our Friday live chat.
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    Brett Leonhardt, former web producervideo gurucohost of Pre Capman 2 in Two Man AdvantageDJback up goalie, will rejoin the team for the 2012-13 season as a video coach.

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Today's Poll

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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    Scoreboard

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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
    Full Schedule
    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
    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
    Andre Burakovsky - W
    After being a healthy scratch the last three games, Andre Burakovsky is scheduled to return to... If Friday's line combinations are correct, Burakovsky will play on the fourth unit, centering Jay Beagle and Michael Latta, forcing Jason Chimera to be a healthy scratch....
    Dec 13 11:07AM Read More

    Team Stats

    Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
    View All Players  |  Last updated Dec. 18, 1:26 A.M. ET
    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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