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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Sunday versus Toronto. | 03/01/2015 9:42 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Sunday versus Toronto.
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Impact
Holtby continued his stellar season by stopping all 29 shots on goal. He is now 30-15-9 overall.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded three points during Sunday's victory over the Maple Leafs. | 03/01/2015 9:40 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded three points during Sunday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin is the running for fantasy MVP, with 41 goals, 65 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 64 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby played well, but took the loss Friday versus Carolina. | 02/27/2015 10:13 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby played well, but took the loss Friday versus Carolina.
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Impact
Holtby allowed just two goals, but the Capitals were unable to solve Anton Khudobin. Holtby is now 29-15-9 overall.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins. | 02/25/2015 10:51 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins.
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Impact
Holtby allowed four goals on 27 shots, and dropped his record to 29-14-9. He is still a top notch option in net though. Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Troy Brouwer all lit the lamp for Washington.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins. | 02/25/2015 10:51 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins.
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Impact
Holtby allowed four goals on 26 shots, and dropped his record to 29-14-9. He is still a top notch option in net though. Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Troy Brouwer all lit the lamp for Washington.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Flyers. | 02/22/2015 3:19 PM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Flyers.
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Impact
It is nice to see that Ward has double-digits in goals (14), but with just 25 points through 61 games, he is not a relevant option. Tom Wilson also lit the lamp for Washington on the afternoon.
Capitals winger Eric Fehr notched his 17th goal of the season during Saturday's shootout victory over the Islanders. | 02/21/2015 5:53 PM
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Capitals winger Eric Fehr notched his 17th goal of the season during Saturday's shootout victory over the Islanders.
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Impact
He has been up and down this season, but has decent overall numbers, with 17 goals, 25 points, and a plus-nine rating. Matt Niskanen also lit the lamp in regulation for Washington, with Evgeny Kuznetsov recording the winner in the shootout.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his magical season with just one goal allowed in the, 5-1, victory over the Jets on Thursday. | 02/19/2015 11:22 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his magical season with just one goal allowed in the, 5-1, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
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Impact
Holtby faced just 20 shots, turning aside 19 of them. He continues to excell in every single fantasy category with a 28-12-9 record, .925 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA with six shutouts this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets. | 02/19/2015 10:02 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets.
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Impact
Ovechkin led the Capitals with six shots on net in the, 5-1, victory. Rick Nash did score for the Rangers on Thursday, but Ovechkin's goal keeps him two ahead of Nash for the league lead. Ovechkin has 38 goals and 23 assists this season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Thursday's, 5-1, victory over the Jets. | 02/19/2015 9:56 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Thursday's, 5-1, victory over the Jets.
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Impact
Backstrom scored twice on the power play, both goals coming in the second period. He also picked up an assist on the man advantage with John Carlson's goal. For good measure, Washington added another special teams goal on the penalty kill. Backstrom has 18 goals and 45 assists in 59 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 33 shots versus the Penguins on Tuesday. | 02/17/2015 10:52 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 33 shots versus the Penguins on Tuesday.
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Impact
Holtby picked up his third victory of the season versus the Penguins. He has allowed just one goal in nine periods against Pittsburgh. Holtby has been one of the most valuable fantasy goalies this season based on his ADP. He is 27-12-9 this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored another goal on Tuesday to increase his NHL lead in the category. | 02/17/2015 9:50 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored another goal on Tuesday to increase his NHL lead in the category.
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Impact
A bouncing puck found Ovechkin in the middle of the ice, which led to a breakaway opportunity on the power play for Ovechkin. He didn't miss, beating Marc-Andre Fleury to his stick side. He then had an assist on the game-winning power-play goal. Ovechkin has 37 goals and 22 assists this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 33 shots versus the Penguins on Tuesday. | 02/17/2015 9:45 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 33 shots versus the Penguins on Tuesday.
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Impact
Holtby picked up his third victory of the season versus the Penguins. He has allowed just one goal in nine period against Pittsburgh. Holtby has been one of the most valuable fantasy goalie this season based on his ADP. He is 27-12-9 this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a huge game Sunday versus Anaheim. | 02/15/2015 10:35 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a huge game Sunday versus Anaheim.
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Impact
He recorded two goals and two assists, along with seven shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin now leads the league with 36 goals, and also has 57 points through 57 games this season.
Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored twice during Sunday's win over the Ducks. | 02/15/2015 10:34 PM
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Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored twice during Sunday's win over the Ducks.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goals and a plus-two rating on the night. Burakovsky now has nine goals and 21 points through 42 games, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored versus the Kings on Saturday to pull within one goal of Rick Nash for the league lead in goals. | 02/15/2015 9:16 AM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored versus the Kings on Saturday to pull within one goal of Rick Nash for the league lead in goals.
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Impact
Nash scored earlier on Saturday to increase his lead to two, but Ovechkin answered with his own score. He led Washington with five shots on net. Ovechkin has 34 goals and 19 assists in 56 games this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin tied Rick Nash once again on Sunday for the league lead in goals scored. | 02/08/2015 9:09 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin tied Rick Nash once again on Sunday for the league lead in goals scored.
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Impact
Ovechkin had the only Washington score versus Philadelphia as the Capitals lost, 3-1. Ovechkin has 33 goals and 18 assists in 54 games this season. His plus-12 rating is really making owners smile because he was minus-35 last season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin tied Rick Nash once again on Sunday for the league lead in goals scored | 02/08/2015 5:55 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin tied Rick Nash once again on Sunday for the league lead in goals scored
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Impact
Ovechkin had the only Washington score versus Philadelphia as the Capitals lost, 3-1. Ovechkin has 33 goals and 18 assists in 54 games this season. His plus-12 rating is really making owners smile because he was minus-35 last season.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision for Sunday. | 02/08/2015 1:53 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision for Sunday.
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Impact
He is dealing with a lower-body injury, and has 32 points through 44 games. Stay tuned.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision for Sunday. | 02/08/2015 1:53 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision for Sunday.
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Impact
He is dealing with a lower-body injury, and has 32 points through 44 games. Stay tuned.
Washington winger Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist during Friday's shootout win over the Ducks. | 02/06/2015 10:00 PM
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Washington winger Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist during Friday's shootout win over the Ducks.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Chimera is still not worthy of a roster spot however, with just five goals and 12 points through 50 games.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal Thursday against the Senators. | 02/05/2015 10:04 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal Thursday against the Senators.
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Impact
He did so in the first period, but that was when all the scoring was done. Ovechkin has been great this season, with 32 goals, 50 points, and a plus-13 rating through 52 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Tuesday versus Los Angeles. | 02/03/2015 9:45 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Tuesday versus Los Angeles.
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Impact
He stopped all 27 shots on goal, and is now 24-10-9 on the season. Holtby needs to be started everytime he is in net.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added two more points during Tuesday's victory against the Kings. | 02/03/2015 9:42 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added two more points during Tuesday's victory against the Kings.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Backstrom now has an impressive 54 points through 51 games this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus the Blues on Super Bowl Sunday. | 02/01/2015 4:44 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus the Blues on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Impact
Ovechkin amassed an incredible 10 shots on goal. He scored on the power-play in the first period and then on even strength in the second. Ovechkin added an assist on Karl Alzner's goal in the third period. Ovechkin has 31 goals and 17 assists in 50 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby kept the Canadiens off the board for three periods Saturday to extend his scoreless streak to six straight periods. | 01/31/2015 3:56 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby kept the Canadiens off the board for three periods Saturday to extend his scoreless streak to six straight periods.
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Impact
Unfortunately for Holtby, Washington didn't score either and then he allowed a goal in overtime. Washington lost to Montreal, 1-0, on Saturday. Holtby is now 23-11-8 this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday. | 01/28/2015 10:55 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday.
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Impact
Ovechkin has gotten the better of Sid the Kid twice this season as the Penguins have failed to score in two games versus Washington. Ovechkin was plus-one with five shots on net. He has 29 goals and 16 assists in 48 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby shut out the Penguins again on Wednesday. | 01/28/2015 10:54 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby shut out the Penguins again on Wednesday.
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Impact
Holtby and the Capitals have faced the Penguins twice this season and have shut them out both times, outscoring them 7-0. Holtby made 27 saves in the shutout and picked up his 23rd victory of the season.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against Columbus. | 01/27/2015 9:35 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against Columbus.
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Impact
He was also plus-two on the night, and now has 13 goals and 24 points through 47 games this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice Tuesday versus the Rangers. | 01/20/2015 9:52 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice Tuesday versus the Rangers.
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Impact
Ovechkin has been great this season, as he now has 27 goals and 43 points through 46 games.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Friday in the loss to the Predators. | 01/16/2015 10:45 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Friday in the loss to the Predators.
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Impact
Ovechkin led the team with nine shots on goal. He scored both the goals in the second period with the second goal coming on the power play. Ovechkin has 24 goals and 15 assists in 44 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Wednesday. | 01/14/2015 10:48 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Wednesday.
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Impact
Holtby needed every one of his 21 saves as Washington beat Philadelphia, 1-0, on Wednesday. Holtby is 6-0-1 and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his seven starts this month.
Washington winger Jason Chimera scored the only goal of the Capitals, 1-0, victory over the Flyers on Wednesday. | 01/14/2015 10:41 PM
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Washington winger Jason Chimera scored the only goal of the Capitals, 1-0, victory over the Flyers on Wednesday.
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Impact
Chimera probably isn't in many fantasy lineups. He has four goals and six assists in 41 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his strong season Monday against Colorado. | 01/12/2015 9:45 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his strong season Monday against Colorado.
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Impact
He stopped 31-of-32 shots on goal, and raised his record to 21-8-7 on the season. Holtby is a great option for owners in net.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Monday's victory against the Avalanche. | 01/12/2015 9:43 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Monday's victory against the Avalanche.
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Impact
He has been great this season, andnow has 22 goals, 37 points, and a plus-10 rating overall.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 27 attempts on Saturday against the Red Wings. | 01/10/2015 9:46 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 27 attempts on Saturday against the Red Wings.
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Impact
Holtby made 26 saves in his 20th victory of the season. He came into the game with a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage in 35 games this season.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored on the power play on Saturday. | 01/10/2015 9:40 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored on the power play on Saturday.
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Impact
Brouwer scored an unassisted goal on the man advantage less than two minutes into the game. Brouwer has 12 goals and nine assists in 41 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed three goals during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers. | 01/08/2015 9:54 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed three goals during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers.
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Impact
He faced 33 shots on goal, and is now 19-8-7 on the season. Holtby is a fine option for fantasy owners.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers. | 01/08/2015 9:51 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has 21 goals and 36 points through 40 games.
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals Wednesday versus Toronto. | 01/07/2015 9:52 PM
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Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals Wednesday versus Toronto.
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Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Johansson now has 12 goals and 24 points through 39 games.
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals Wednesday versus Toronto. | 01/07/2015 9:50 PM
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Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals Wednesday versus Toronto.
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Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Johansson now has 12 goals and 24 points through 39 games.
Capitals right wing Eric Fehr recorded three points during Wednesday's victory against the Maple Leafs. | 01/07/2015 9:49 PM
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Capitals right wing Eric Fehr recorded three points during Wednesday's victory against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He had two goals and one assist, along with four shots and a plus-three rating. Fehr now has 13 goals and 20 points through 36 games. He is worthy of a roster spot.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two points during Sunday's victory over the Panthers. | 01/04/2015 5:54 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two points during Sunday's victory over the Panthers.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Ovechkin now has 19 goals and 34 points through 38 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby earned the win Thursday against the Blackhawks. | 01/01/2015 4:27 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby earned the win Thursday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He stopped 33-of-35 shots on goal, and improved his record to 17-8-6 on the season.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer netted the game-winner Thursday's versus Chicago. | 01/01/2015 4:25 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer netted the game-winner Thursday's versus Chicago.
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Impact
He did so with just over 12 seconds left in regulation. Brouwer now has 11 goals and 18 points through 37 games.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded two points during Thursday's victory against the Blackhawks. | 01/01/2015 4:24 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded two points during Thursday's victory against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Ovechkin set up the game-winner by carrying the puck into Chicago's zone, before his stick was slashed. As he argued for a call, Troy Brouwer picked up the loose disc and deposited it for a 3-2 win. Ovechkin now has 18 goals and 32 points through 37 games.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin sent Monday's game into overtime with a late third period goal against the Islanders. | 12/29/2014 9:47 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin sent Monday's game into overtime with a late third period goal against the Islanders.
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Impact
Ovechkin assisted Nicklas Backstrom's goal earlier in the third period and then at the 17:19 mark, Ovechkin scored his 17th of the season to tie the game at three. At one point, Washington trailed, 3-0, in the third. New York, however, came back to win in overtime. Ovechkin has 17 goals and 13 assists with a plus-seven rating in 36 games this season.
Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored a pair of goals against the Penguins on Saturday. | 12/27/2014 10:12 PM
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Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored a pair of goals against the Penguins on Saturday.
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Impact
It was reminiscent of the Winter Classic four years ago as Fehr played hero versus the Penguins again. Fehr scored the first goal of the game in the first period and basically sealed the victory with a third period score. On the last score, Fehr cleaned up a rebound in front of Marc Andre Fleury and was able to push the puck enough to get it across the red line. Fehr has nine goals and five assists this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby captured his first career victory over the Penguins on Saturday. | 12/27/2014 10:07 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby captured his first career victory over the Penguins on Saturday.
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Impact
Holtby came into Saturday's game winless in eight tries against Pittsburgh, but not only did he beat them on Saturday, Holtby shut them out as Washington won, 3-0. It was also the Capitals first victory over the Penguins in eight games. Holtby made 31 saves and is now 16-8-5 with three shutouts this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 10:12 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on Tuesday.
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Impact
He led the team with six shots on goal, but still finished minus-one. As for his plus/minus for the season, though, Ovechkin is much improved from last season. He is plus-five with 16 goals and 12 assists.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby made 38 saves in a victory over the Senators on Monday. | 12/22/2014 9:46 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby made 38 saves in a victory over the Senators on Monday.
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Impact
Holtby picked up his 15th victory of the season with the, 2-1, victory over Ottawa. Holtby is 15-7-5 this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutput on Saturday night. | 12/20/2014 9:40 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutput on Saturday night.
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Impact
He stopped all 21 shots, but was not heavily tested. Nevertheless, Holtby improved his record to 14-7-5 on the season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big game during Saturday's win against the Devils. | 12/20/2014 9:39 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big game during Saturday's win against the Devils.
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Impact
He had two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes, two shots, and a plus-three rating. Backstrom now has 10 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a bad night versus the Blue Jackets. | 12/18/2014 10:00 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a bad night versus the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Holtby allowed four goals, facing just 26 shots. That's only good enough for a .846 save percentage, but Washington rallied to win in overtime to improve Holtby's record to 13-7-5.
Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the overtime game-winner on Thursday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/18/2014 9:57 PM
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Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the overtime game-winner on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
The Capitals rallied twice to beat Columbus. Washington trailed 3-2 and then 4-3, but scored the final two goals to win, 5-4. Fehr also had an assist and now has seven goals and five assists in 28 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night. | 12/16/2014 10:27 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night.
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Impact
The shootout was as entertaining as it gets, going 20 rounds. Holtby stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal and is now 12-7-5 on the season.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night. | 12/16/2014 10:08 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He now has nine goals and 15 points through 30 games. Brouwer should be owned everywhere, but owners should beware he is not a consistent player.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:21 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday.
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Impact
Holtby shut out the Lightning through 55 minutes of the game. He allowed two late goals to make things interesting, but Washington added an empty-net goal as they won, 4-2. Holtby is 12-7-4 this season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning. | 12/13/2014 10:18 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning.
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Impact
Backstrom scored on 3-of-his-4 shots on net. He was plus-two in the game. Backstrom is now averaging over a point per game this season with eight goals and 22 assists in 29 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took the loss in overtime Thursday against Columbus. | 12/11/2014 10:03 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took the loss in overtime Thursday against Columbus.
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Impact
Holtby stopped 20-of-23 shots on goal, and was not tested too much. He is now 11-7-4 overall, and will continue to be the top goaltender for Washington.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin did not score on Thursday, but had nine shots on goal. | 12/11/2014 9:59 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin did not score on Thursday, but had nine shots on goal.
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Impact
Owners would like to see his scoring improve, as Ovechkin has 14 goals and 23 points through 28 games. He can do better.
Capitals defenseman John Carlson amassed seven shots on net and had an assist on Tuesday. | 12/09/2014 10:15 PM
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Capitals defenseman John Carlson amassed seven shots on net and had an assist on Tuesday.
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Impact
Carlson also led the team with a plus-two rating. He has four goals and 16 assists with a plus-seven rating in 27 games this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday. | 12/09/2014 10:12 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
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Impact
Ovechkin scored the first goal of the game and finished off the victory with an empty-netter. He was tied with John Carlson for the team-lead with seven shots on net. Ovechkin has 14 goals and nine assists in 27 games this season.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward recorded two assists in Saturday's victory versus New Jersey. | 12/07/2014 11:18 AM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward recorded two assists in Saturday's victory versus New Jersey.
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Impact
Ward now has 15 points through 26 games this season and should be picked up in all leagues.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby picked up his 10th win of the season Saturday against the Devils. | 12/06/2014 9:55 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby picked up his 10th win of the season Saturday against the Devils.
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Impact
He stopped 33-of-34 shots on goal, and has been somewhat of a surprise this season. Owners should be pleased with Holtby's output.
Capitals forward Brooks Laich notched two points during Saturday's victory versus New Jersey. | 12/06/2014 9:51 PM
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Capitals forward Brooks Laich notched two points during Saturday's victory versus New Jersey.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and now has two goals during his past three games. Laich has played only 11 games this season, so owners should hope this game gets him rolling.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday according to the Washington Post. | 12/06/2014 1:40 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday according to the Washington Post.
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Impact
Green suffered an upper body injury against the Sabres on Nov. 22, and the Capitals placed him on injured reserve. Green might not resume his duties on the team's top power-play line right away because John Carlson has played very well on that unit.
Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Thursday's game against the Hurricanes. | 12/04/2014 9:42 PM
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Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Thursday's game against the Hurricanes.
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Impact
The goal came at the 15:58 mark of the third period. Fehr has four goals this season, two of which are game-winners. He also has three assists and a plus-five rating.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal as Washington defeated Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday. | 12/04/2014 9:37 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal as Washington defeated Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday.
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Impact
Holtby faced 30 shots, stopping 29 of them. He is 9-7-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.50 GAA and .909 save percentage.
Capitals defenseman John Carlson had an incredible game on Tuesday versus the Canucks. | 12/02/2014 9:48 PM
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Capitals defenseman John Carlson had an incredible game on Tuesday versus the Canucks.
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Impact
Carlson scored two goals on two shots, added an assist and finished plus-three. He has four goals, 14 assists with a plus-three rating this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a horrible night playing his second game of a back-to-back on Saturday. | 11/29/2014 10:35 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a horrible night playing his second game of a back-to-back on Saturday.
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Impact
Holtby was supposed to have the night off, but backup goalie Jason Peters, who started, allowed two goals in the first period. Holtby took over and yielded three goals in the second period on just 12 shots. Peters played the third period.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Friday's victory against the Islanders. | 11/28/2014 7:57 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Friday's victory against the Islanders.
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Impact
He stopped 26-of-28 shots in the 5-2 victory. Holtby is now 8-5-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.28 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored a power play goal on Friday versus the Islanders. | 11/28/2014 7:54 PM
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Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored a power play goal on Friday versus the Islanders.
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Impact
It was just Niskanen's second goal of the season. Through 22 games, he has two goals, seven assists, and a minus-three rating, which is a huge disappointment. Last season with the Penguins, Niskanen had 10 goals, 36 assists and finished with a plus-33 rating.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored both goals during Wednesday's overtime loss to the Islanders. | 11/26/2014 9:45 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored both goals during Wednesday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Ovechkin now has a solid 22 points through 21 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Saturday's loss to Buffalo. | 11/22/2014 10:06 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Saturday's loss to Buffalo.
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Impact
He made 19 saves on 21 shots on goal. Holtby is now 7-5-2 on the season, and is a decent option in net for fantasy owners.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby will start in goal on Saturday. | 11/22/2014 11:36 AM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby will start in goal on Saturday.
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Impact
Holtby is 7-4-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .914 save percentage this season. He has a very friendly matchup against the Sabres on Saturday.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 23-of-24 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory against Arizona. | 11/19/2014 9:59 AM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 23-of-24 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory against Arizona.
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Impact
He has played well this season, and now is 6-4-2 with a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Tuesday's overtime victory against the Coyotes. | 11/19/2014 9:56 AM
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Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Tuesday's overtime victory against the Coyotes.
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Impact
It was just his third goal of the season, and Fehr now has five points overall, making him an irrelevant fantasy player at the moment.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored on his one shot on goal against the Blues. | 11/16/2014 10:13 AM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored on his one shot on goal against the Blues.
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Impact
Ward now has eight goals and two assists this season. Those are decent numbers for the top-line forward in Washington, but Ward has an even rating and two penalty minutes.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough-luck loss against the Devils. | 11/14/2014 9:37 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough-luck loss against the Devils.
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Impact
He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, but Washington fell 1-0. Holtby is now 5-4-2 this season.
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets. | 11/11/2014 10:01 PM
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Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Johnansson joined Alex Ovechkin as multi-goal scorers on Tuesday. Johansson finished plus-one with eight shots. He has eight goals and four assists this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. | 11/11/2014 9:58 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Ovechkin scored on the power play to put Washington up, 2-0, and then answered a Blue Jacket score with an even-strength goal late in the first period. Ovechkin had eight shots on goal and has 16 points this season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina. | 11/09/2014 10:47 AM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina.
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Impact
Alex Ovechkin set him up, and Backstrom now has four goals and 10 points on the season. He will continue to be a solid option moving forward.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scord the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina. | 11/09/2014 10:47 AM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scord the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina.
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Impact
Alex Ovechkin set him up, and Backstrom now has four goals and 10 points on the season. He will continue to be a solid option moving forward.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scord the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina. | 11/09/2014 10:47 AM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scord the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina.
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Impact
Alex Ovechkin set him up, and Backstrom now has four goals and 10 points on the season. He will continue to be a solid option moving forward.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal on Saturday night. | 11/08/2014 10:50 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal on Saturday night.
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Impact
He now has five goals and nine points on the season, and should be a solid option for fantasy owners the entire season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 38-of-40 shots to defeat the Blackhawks on Friday, 3-2. | 11/08/2014 10:19 AM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 38-of-40 shots to defeat the Blackhawks on Friday, 3-2.
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Impact
It was a huge victory for Holtby and the Capitals. Washington erased a 2-0 deficit with three second period goals. It was a statement victory against a yearly Stanley Cup favorite.
Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored a goal and an assist on Friday against the Blackhawks. | 11/08/2014 10:15 AM
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Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored a goal and an assist on Friday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
Burakovsky led the Capitals back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Blackhawks. He scored to cut the Chicago lead, 2-1. Then he assisted Marcus Johansson's goal to tie the game. Burakovsky has three goals and seven assists this season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Tueaday's loss to the Flames. | 11/04/2014 10:21 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Tueaday's loss to the Flames.
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Impact
It was only his third goal of the season. but Backstrom now has 13 points overall.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary. | 11/04/2014 10:19 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary.
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Impact
He also had seven shots on goal, which is a nice sight for owners, but was also -1 on the night. Ovechkin is still one of the top players in the game.
Capitals forward Brooks Laich (shoulder) may return to action this week. | 11/03/2014 4:43 PM
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Capitals forward Brooks Laich (shoulder) may return to action this week.
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Impact
He has been out since mid-October after injuring his shoulder against the Panthers, but since he was not placed on the injured reserved list, Laich could suit up any day. Stay tuned.
Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen has been a fantasy disappointment in the first 10 games of the 2014-2015 season. | 11/01/2014 10:49 PM
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Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen has been a fantasy disappointment in the first 10 games of the 2014-2015 season.
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Impact
Niskanen was minus-three on Saturday versus the Lightning and has not scored yet. He has just three assists. The 27-year-old had 10 goals and 36 assists last season with Pittsburgh and signed 7-year, $40.25 million contract in July.
Washington netminder Braden Holtby took his second loss of the seasn, Wednesday against Detroit. | 10/29/2014 10:03 PM
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Washington netminder Braden Holtby took his second loss of the seasn, Wednesday against Detroit.
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Impact
He let up four goals on only 22 shots, but owners do not need to worry yet. Holtby will look to get back on track, next time out.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin are no longer on the same line. | 10/28/2014 5:44 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin are no longer on the same line.
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Impact
Washington moved rookie winger Andre Burakovsky to the top line to play next to Ovechkin and Joel Ward. Backstrom will play alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer on the second line. We still expect Backstrom and Ovechkin to reunite on the same line at some point this season. He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky will play on the top line Wednesday. | 10/28/2014 5:04 PM
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Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky will play on the top line Wednesday.
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Impact
That means he will play with Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward. Burakovsky has gotten off to a great start this season with five goals and seven points. He is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season. | 10/26/2014 10:21 AM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season.
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Impact
He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
Washington netminder Braden Holtby made 20 saves, to help the Capitals earn a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. | 10/26/2014 10:19 AM
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Washington netminder Braden Holtby made 20 saves, to help the Capitals earn a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
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Impact
He is now 3-1-1 with a solid 1.92 GAA and .922 save percentage. Fantasy owners who gambled on Holtby later in drafts, have it paying off nicely early on.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season. | 10/26/2014 10:13 AM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season.
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Impact
He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
Washington right wing Joel Ward recorded two goals and four shots on goal in Saturday's victory over Calgary. | 10/26/2014 10:11 AM
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Washington right wing Joel Ward recorded two goals and four shots on goal in Saturday's victory over Calgary.
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Impact
He now has four goals on the season, and if owners left Ward undrafted, he is a viable waiver candidate, for everyone in need of a goal-scorer.
Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:37 PM
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Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday.
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Impact
The only goal Peters allowed was on the power play, but unfortunately for Washington, they also only scored one goal in regulation. Peters earned the victory in the shootout. The goalie stopped Panthers' right winger Jossi Jokinen and then Alex Ovechkin scored to win.

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