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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-11-4 60
26-10-5 57
27-9-2 56
23-11-9 55
18-20-1 37
15-20-5 35
14-14-6 34
13-21-8 34

Top Capitals News

  • Capitals' Garnet Hathaway: Gets physical in loss

    Hathaway had four shots, two PIM and four hits in a 1-0 loss to the Knights on Monday.

    Hathaway has not scored a goal since Dec. 4 against Columbus, though he does have five assists in those 13 contests. The 30-year-old has a chance to put up a career-high in points this season, with 14 points in 38 games.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Unleashes four shots

    Ovechkin took four shots in a 1-0 loss to the Knights on Monday.

    Ovechkin could not lift the Caps to a win in this one, but was not quiet on offense. The veteran scorer had scored points in his previous seven games before being held down by Robin Lehner. Ovechkin has seven goals and an assist over his last eight contests.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Gets physical in loss

    Eller distributes six hits in a 1-0 loss to the Knights on Monday.

    Eller went scoreless in this one, along with the rest of the Capitals offense. The 32-year-old has just four points over his previous 10 games, with a goal and three assists. The center has 19 points in 36 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Takes tough luck loss

    Vanecek made 28 saves on 29 shots in a 1-0 loss to the Knights on Monday.

    Vanecek has been a model of consistency this season, but he went above and beyond against a tough Vegas offense in this one. The 26-year-old has allowed four goals or less in all of his starts this season, and has allowed two or less in three of his last five.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Designated for injured reserve

    Jensen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    With Jensen labeled as week-to-week, his designation for IR shouldn't come as a surprise. Technically, the defenseman will be eligible to play as soon as Friday's matchup with Dallas but fantasy players should be expecting him out longer based on his announced timeline. With 11 points in 39 games this season, Jensen could top his career-best 20 point total from 2018-19.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Recovery timetable clarified

    Jensen (upper body) was designated as week-to-week Monday, per JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington.

    Jensen has averaged 19:20 of ice time and logged 11 points over 39 appearances this season. He missed Saturday's game against Ottawa after suffering an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against Boston.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Monday

    Vanecek will defend the cage at home Monday against visiting Las Vegas, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Vanecek has gone 9-5-5 with a 2.54 GAA and a .909 save percentage over 21 appearances this season. The 26-year-old is coming off a 3-2 overtime win over Ottawa on Saturday, where he stopped 20 of 22 shots. The Golden Knights have averaged 30.3 shots on goal and 3.69 goals for per game alongside an 11-5-0 record on the road this season, ranking 18th and second, respectively.

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Out Monday

    Oshie (upper body) did not take the morning skate and will not play in Monday's game against the Golden Knights, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Oshie will miss his sixth game with this particular injury in a season where has only managed to play 18 games due to various issues and ailments. However, Oshie has managed five goals and 13 points, so he should be a useful fantasy asset once he is able to return to the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Remains sidelined

    Jensen (upper body) did not take part in the morning skate and is in line to miss Monday's game against the Golden Knights, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Jensen was injured late in a 4-3 loss to the Bruins on Jan. 20 and has been absent from on-ice activities since that time. The 31-year-old defender remains day-to-day, and his availability for Wednesday's game against the Sharks has yet to be determined.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Carlson departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Carlson has missed the last four games while in the virus protocols. The 32-year-old has averaged 24:26 of ice time -- 4:33 during the power play -- and recorded eight points over his last 10 appearances. Justin Schultz will likely see a reduction in minutes upon Carlson's return.

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  • Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Eligible to play Monday

    Orlov (suspension) will be available against Vegas on Monday after serving his two-game ban for kneeing.

    Orlov needs just one more point to reach the 20-point threshold for the seventh consecutive season and could even push for the career-high he set back in 2016-17 (33 points in 82 games). Despite logging over a minute per game with the man advantage, the 30-year-old blueliner has just one power-play goal to show for it.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Grabs win and starter's role

    Vanecek made 20 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators on Saturday.

    It was his third straight start, a span that he delivered a 2-1-0 record with nine goals scored. Caps coach Peter Laviolette has been outspoken in his desire to have one of his goalies grab the top role and find some consistency. Right now, Vanecek is being afforded that opportunity -- he's started four of the team's last five -- and he's doing a solid job.

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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: First multi-pointer of season

    Backstrom scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Ottawa.

    Backstrom stole the biscuit from Josh Norris deep in the slot and then backhanded it over Matt Murray's left pad for the winner in OT. His hands are just so silky. This was Backstrom's first multi-point game in the NHL and he now has eight points, including two goals, in nine games so far.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: 155th multi-goal game of career

    Ovechkin scored twice Saturday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.

    It was the 155th multi-goal game of Ovechkin's career, which is the third-most in NHL history. Ovechkin has scored eight points (five goals, three assists) on a seven-game point streak and is one goal away from his 16th 30-goal season in the NHL.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Out of action Saturday

    Jensen (upper body) won't play Saturday versus the Senators, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

    Jensen will have to miss at least one game after suffering an upper-body injury Thursday versus the Bruins. Dennis Cholowski will enter the lineup in place of Jensen, while Michal Kempny is moved up to a second-pairing role. Jensen's next chance to play is Monday versus the Golden Knights.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Saturday

    Vanecek was the first goalie off at morning skate Saturday, indicating he'll start in the evening against Ottawa, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Vanecek will make his third consecutive start Saturday. The 26-year-old has posted an 8-5-5 record with a 2.57 GAA and a .909 save percentage over 20 appearances in 2021-22. On the road this season, the Senators have posted a 6-10-2 record, averaging 28.3 shots on goal and 2.94 goals for, ranking 23rd and 15th respectively.

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  • Capitals' Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: Sent to AHL affiliate

    Jonsson-Fjallby was demoted from the active roster to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Jonsson-Fjallby logged 8:04 of ice time and delivered two hits in Thursday's game against Boston. He will return to the AHL after being elevated for one game in order to accommodate the return of Conor Sheary from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.14
(12th)
2.66
(7th)
14.3
(30th)

Injuries

Player Injury
T. Oshie RW T.J. Oshie RW Upper Body
A. Mantha RW Anthony Mantha RW Shoulder
N. Jensen D Nick Jensen D Upper Body

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