NHL

Washington Capitals (41-20-8)


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Caps hope Wings just the recipe to get cooking again

A three-game homestand that begins against the NHL's worst team could be just what the Washington Capitals need to start a winning streak.

They have been floundering over the past six weeks, putting together back-to-back victories just once over that span. Overall, they've gone 7-9-3 in their last 19 games, which doesn't bode well for a team with championship aspirations.

In their latest outing, they lost a shootout in Buffalo 3-2 on Monday. The Capitals are trying to hold off Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson75
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin311
PIM: B. Dillon104
Win: B. Holtby25
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 236 (4)
Shots: 2206 (15)
PP%: 19.4% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 699 (5)
Assists: 382 (9)
SH Goals: 6 (17)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 41 20 8 90
NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
Carolina 38 25 5 81
NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
Columbus 33 22 15 81
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 212 (17)
Shots Against: 2084 (26)
PK%: 82.6% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 656 (9)
Shutouts: 1 (30)
Sv%: 0.898 (28)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/5 D. Riat Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
2/24 J. Siegenthaler Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/24 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/24 D. Sprong Traded for Christian Djoos
2/23 I. Kovalchuk Traded for '20 3rd-rd pick
2/18 B. Dillon Traded for '20 2nd-rd pick, '21 cond. pick
2/11 M. Fehervary Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/10 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/9 M. Fehervary Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/8 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL