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Washington Capitals (22-5-5)


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@ LA 
W 3-1
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@ Anh 
W 3-2
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vs. Cls 
L 2-5
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vs. Bos 
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@ TB 
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Blue Jackets snap skid, end Capitals' winning streak at six

WASHINGTON (AP) Because the Washington Capitals don't lose very often, they'll try to take something from a letdown game against the Columbus Blue Jackets rather than just burning the video.

Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss Monday night that snapped their winning streak at six. Washington hadn't lost in regulation since Nov. 20.

The Capitals' seven-game point streak came to an end two days before facing the Boston Bruins in a showdown of the league's top two teams.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson43
Plus/Minus: J. Carlson19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin153
PIM: G. Hathaway45
Win: B. Holtby15
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 114 (1)
Shots: 1009 (7)
PP%: 23.7% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 311 (4)
Assists: 179 (3)
SH Goals: 3 (15)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 22 5 5 49
NY Islanders 20 7 2 42
Philadelphia 17 8 5 39
Pittsburgh 17 9 4 38
Carolina 18 11 1 37
NY Rangers 15 11 3 33
Columbus 12 14 4 28
New Jersey 9 15 5 23
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 91 (16)
Shots Against: 998 (11)
PK%: 84.7% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 310 (4)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/5 T. Geisser Assigned to European Team EV Zug-Switzerland
12/1 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/1 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/28 G. Hathaway Suspension Over
11/24 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/23 K. Clark Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/22 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL