The Capitals needed something special to earn a win in regulation. Alex Ovechkin provided it.
Coach Barry Trotz speaks on the Capitals 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Alex Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.

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Who will lead the NHL in scoring this season?
    11/8B. LaichShoulder (IR)
    10/22J. ErskineUndisclosed injury (IR)
    10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
    10/7A. VolpattiNeck (IR)
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    11/22vs. 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
    11/26NYI4:00 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
    11/28vs. NYI2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST5:00 EST2:00 UAE (+1)17:00 ET
    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
    Full Schedule
    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
    11/1TBL 3-4
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    Capitals - Team News
    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
    Eric Fehr - W
    Eric Fehr scored the winner in overtime as the Capitals beat the Coyotes 2-1 in Glendale... Fehr was in perfect position to tap a rebound by Mike Smith with less than two minutes to go in the overtime period. Jay Beagle scored the only other goal for the Caps...
    Nov 19 12:29AM Read More
    Michael Latta - C
    Michael Latta is not in the lineup for the Caps in Arizona on Tuesday night. It's the fourth time he's sat in the first 18 games of the season, so there may not be much to read into here. Jack Hillen, who's played just once, also will join him in the...
    Nov 18 8:59PM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby will make his 13th start of the season against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday... More than half of the Eastern conference sits between 22 and the Caps' 17 points, with a win, they can contribute mightily to controlling their own playoff fate as meat of...
    Nov 18 8:55PM Read More
    Dmitry Orlov - D
    Dmitry Orlov (wrist) took part in his first practice with the Capitals on Monday. Orlov has been recovering from offseason wrist surgery. Once he's healthy enough to do so, he'll report to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
    Nov 17 6:49PM Read More
    Liam O'Brien - C
    Liam O'Brien did not play on Saturday due to a lower body injury. O'Brien was a game time decision and missed his second straight game. The undrafted 20-year-old has a goal and an assist in his rookie season along with 21 penalty minutes...
    Nov 16 9:14AM Read More
    Evgeny Kuznetsov - C
    Evgeny Kuznetsov replaced Andre Burkovsky on the second line Saturday. Burkovsky moved up to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom while Kuznetsov was alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer. Coach Barry Trotz is shuffling lines to...
    Nov 16 9:08AM Read More
    Andre Burakovsky - W
    Andre Burakovsky had some time on the first line again on Saturday. Tom Wilson started on the wing with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom but Burakovsky played late in the game in a 4-1 loss to St. Louis. He could be worth a shot in deeper...
    Nov 16 9:04AM Read More
    Tom Wilson - W
    Tom Wilson (lower body) returned to action on Saturday. Wilson returned after missing a couple of games and managed seven penalty minutes in the 4-1 loss to St. Louis as he took on the Blues enforcer Ryan Reaves for a five minute...
    Nov 16 2:07AM Read More

    Team Stats

    Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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    Skater Stats
    CNicklas Backstrom1951318
    RWAlex Ovechkin199918
    LW* Andre Burakovsky193912
    DJohn Carlson1921012
    DMike Green183912
    CMarcus Johansson198412
    RWJoel Ward198311
    RWTroy Brouwer195510
    CEvgeny Kuznetsov18156
    DBrooks Orpik19066
    Goaltender Stats
    Braden Holtby147962.26742
    Justin Peters63613.15231
    * = Rookie Player
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