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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-28-10 48

Top Capitals News

  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Wiped out by Wings

    Lindgren turned aside 23 shots in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to Detroit.

    The Red Wings scored at least two goals in each period as the Capitals' defense hung Lindgren out to dry, but it was J.T. Compher's shorthanded tally with just 13 seconds left in the second period that crushed Washington's hopes of a comeback. It's the third time in his last nine outings Lindgren has coughed up five or more goals, a stretch in which he's gone 3-4-2 with a 4.11 GAA and .869 save percentage. Tuesday's rout wasn't his fault, but it wouldn't be a shock if Darcy Kuemper worked his way back into a timeshare in the crease.

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  • Capitals' Dylan Strome: Extends point streak

    Strome registered a power-play assist while logging 15:14 of ice time during Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Strome now has eight points over a five-game point streak as he continues to pace the Capitals in goals (21) and points (43). The 26-year-old has cemented himself as the top center for the Capitals and is a solid fantasy asset in any format.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Lights lamp Monday

    Carlson tallied a power-play goal and added two shots during Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Carlson's goal capped a memorable night as he became the franchise's all-time leader in games played by a defenseman, passing Calle Johansson with 984 contests. The 34-year-old has a healthy four points in his last six outings and is reclaiming his mantle as one of the league's more dependable offensive blueliners, so keep him rolling.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Won't play Tuesday

    Jensen (lower body) won't be available Tuesday versus the Red Wings, per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Jensen will miss his second consecutive contest. He has contributed eight assists, 50 shots on goal and 85 blocked shots in 56 games this season. Ethan Bear is expected to play against Detroit on Tuesday due to Jensen's absence.

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  • Capitals' Sonny Milano: Not playing Tuesday

    Milano (illness) won't be in the lineup Tuesday against Detroit, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Milano will miss his second straight contest after being a late scratch for Monday's 6-3 win over Ottawa. He has notched six goals and 11 points in 27 outings this season. Milano will be replaced in Tuesday's lineup by Pierrick Dube.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Starting in Detroit

    Lindgren will defend the road net Tuesday against the Red Wings, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Lindgren is coming off a 26-save effort in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Florida. He has a 12-8-5 record this season with three shutouts, a 2.64 GAA and a .914 save percentage across 27 appearances. Detroit sits sixth in the league this campaign with 3.50 goals per contest.

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  • Capitals' Anthony Mantha: Two helpers Monday

    Mantha logged a pair of assists in Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Mantha was questionable coming into Monday's contest after suffering an injury late in Saturday's loss to the Panthers. The 29-year-old winger would ultimately suit up and make an impact offensively, assisting on Aliaksei Protas' opening tally in the first period before adding another helper on a Hendrix Lapierre goal in the second. The 29-year-old Mantha now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last six contests. He's up to 18 goals and 31 points through 53 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Two points vs. Ottawa

    Malenstyn tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Malenstyn extended Washington's lead to 4-2 late in the opening period, beating Anton Forsberg with a net-front wrister, before adding an assist on a Hendrix Lapierre tally in the second. It's just the second multi-point effort of the year for Malenstyn, who came into Monday with one goal and three points in his prior 11 contests. Overall, the 26-year-old forward is up to six goals and 16 points through 56 games while working primarily on the Caps' fourth line.

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  • Capitals' Aliaksei Protas: Grabs three points in win

    Protas tallied a goal and added two assists in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Senators.

    Protas opened the scoring 6:30 into the first period, sliding a backhander by Anton Forsberg off a rush to give the Caps a 1-0 lead. The 23-year-old forward would add an assist on Beck Malenstyn's goal later in the frame before setting up Hendrix Lapierre in the second. Protas now has points in four of his last five contests, totaling two goals and five assists in that span. He's up to five goals and 26 points through 56 games in a middle-six role this season.

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  • Capitals' Hendrix Lapierre: Scores twice Monday

    Lapierre scored a pair of goals in Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Drawing into the lineup for the first time since Jan. 18, Lapierre extended Washington's lead to 5-3 early in the second period before adding a second tally later in the frame, finishing a give-and-go with Anthony Mantha. It's the first career multi-goal effort for the 22-year-old Lapierre, who now has four goals and nine points through 26 games this season. He should hang onto a bottom-six role while Nic Dowd (upper body) and T.J. Oshie (upper body) remain sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Stops 18 shots in win

    Kuemper allowed three goals on 21 shots in Monday's 6-3 victory over Ottawa.

    Kuemper allowed a pair of goals in the first period and another to Brady Tkachuk early in the second. However, the 33-year-old netminder would eventually settle in and blank the Senators from there en route to the 6-3 win. While Kuemper's only started twice in Washington's last five contests, he's now won back-to-back outings to improve to 13-12-3 with an .893 save percentage and 3.15 GAA on the year. Charlie Lindgren will likely get the starting nod Tuesday when the Capitals visit Detroit.

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  • Capitals' Sonny Milano: Out Monday

    Milano (illness) will not play Monday against the Senators.

    Milano was scratched before the warmup and his availability for Tuesday's game against Detroit remains uncertain. Pierrick Dube will take the 27-year-old's spot in the lineup against the Senators.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Out Monday

    Jensen (lower body) will not be available Monday against the Senators, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Jensen will now miss at least one game after being injured against Florida on Saturday. He was a game-time decision, so he could return as early as Tuesday against the Red Wings. The 33-year-old has eight assists in 56 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Anthony Mantha: Expected to play Monday

    Mantha (lower body) is on the ice for warmups prior to Monday's tilt against Ottawa, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Mantha was injured Saturday against the Panthers but won't be forced to miss any additional time. The veteran winger has 18 goals and 29 points through 52 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to start

    Kuemper was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, according to The Hockey News, putting him on track to guard the home goal versus the Senators on Monday.

    Kuemper was decent in his last appearance Feb. 17 against the Canadiens, stopping 28 of 31 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. The 33-year-old netminder will try to secure his 13th win of the season in a favorable home matchup with a Ottawa team that's 8-14-1 on the road this year.

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Out week-to-week

    Oshie (upper body) is considered week-to-week, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports. The 37-year-old winger has also been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

    Oshie's injury is of the non-contact variety, so although he'll be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, he could be facing a lengthy recovery. Hendrix Lapierre will likely see regular playing time with the Capitals until Oshie, who's picked up 10 goals and 18 points through 38 contests this campaign, is ready to return.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Game-time call

    Jensen (lower body) will be a game-time decision Monday versus the Senators, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Jensen left the morning skate after a brief appearance on the ice. According to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com, the 33-year-old defender crashed into the end boards during the first period of Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Florida. However, Jensen was able to return for the start of the second period and finished the game. He has earned eight assists, 50 shots on goal and 85 blocked shots in 56 games this season. If Jensen can't play Monday, Ethan Bear is expected to draw back into the lineup.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.54 3.09 18.1

Injuries

Player Injury
E. Kuznetsov C Evgeny Kuznetsov C Personal
T. Oshie RW T.J. Oshie RW Upper Body
N. Backstrom C Nicklas Backstrom C Hip
S. Milano LW Sonny Milano LW Illness
M. Fehervary D Martin Fehervary D Lower Body

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