Capitals

Now that the Capitals are winning, will Brian MacLellan stand pat or make a move? Answers to this and more reader questions in Friday's six-pack of Twitter questions.
Andre Burakovsky hit a pair of posts in his AHL debut with the Hershey Bears Friday night.
The Capitals twice fought back from one-goal deficits to pull out an overtime win in Columbus.

Team talk

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    Former Capitals star Peter Bondra believes Adam Oates will provide a blend between Bruce Boudreau's offensive system and Dale Hunter's defensive structure.
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    According to a report from TSN in Canada, Washington has tabbed New Jersey Devils assistant and former Capital Adam Oates as its new head coach.
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    Now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tomas Vokoun's chance to prove himself in the playoffs ended when he injured his groin twice in the final month of the season.
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    Devils assistant coach Adam Oates has been credited with the revival of Ilya Kovalchuk and improving New Jersey's power play.
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    Comcast SportsNet will air encore presentations of eight Washington Capitals games as part of Capitals Best of 2011-12 between June 25 July 5.
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    In what was likely his final season in Washington, Semin finished second on the club in scoring but produced his fewest goals since his rookie season.
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    Taken by the Capitals at 100th overall, Thomas Di Pauli's road to the NHL draft started in Italy.

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      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
      12/20NJ4:00 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
      12/29NYI4:00 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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      Results
      DateOppFinal
      12/18ClsW 5-4
      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
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      Capitals - Team News
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky will spend two games with the Hershey Bears before returning to the Capitals. Coach Barry Trotz wants to get Burakovsky some playing time after he had been a healthy scratch in five of the last six games. Burakovsky will get top six minutes with the...
      Dec 20 10:56AM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      The plan is to have Andre Burakovsky play in two games with AHL Hershey. Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games, so this will give him a chance to play. The Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Sweden...
      Dec 19 1:18PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky has been sent to AHL Hershey. Burakovsky has been a healthy scratch in five of Washington's last six games. This is less than a week after the Washington Capitals decided not to loan Burakovsky to Team...
      Dec 19 11:46AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby improved to 13-7-5 this season by making 22 saves on 26 shots in a 5-4 overtime... Holtby has earned the Caps at least a point in his past seven starts, and Thursday night was the first time in that span he allowed more than three goals in a game. Holtby...
      Dec 18 11:19PM Read More
      Eric Fehr - W
      Eric Fehr had a goal and an assist on Thursday night, scoring the overtime winner to lift... Fehr has seven goals and 12 points through 28 games this season. Fehr has been hot lately with three goals in his past four games. Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michael Latta...
      Dec 18 11:16PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky is a healthy scratch on Thursday against Columbus. Burakovsky was the Capitals' first round pick in 2013. Jack Hillen is also a healthy scratch on Thursday.
      Dec 18 7:22PM Read More
      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

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      PosNameGPGAPts
      CNicklas Backstrom3182331
      RWAlex Ovechkin31141226
      DJohn Carlson3141822
      CMarcus Johansson319918
      RWJoel Ward3110717
      RWTroy Brouwer3110616
      DMike Green2331114
      LW* Andre Burakovsky264913
      RWEric Fehr287512
      DMatt Niskanen3121012
      Goaltender Stats
      NameGPIMinGAAWLOTL
      Braden Holtby2614872.381375
      Justin Peters74013.28231
      * = Rookie Player
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