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| 07/28/2015 6:47 PM
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Orpik underwent a successful surgery on his wrist on Tuesday.
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| 07/24/2015 3:25 PM
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Holtby signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Capitals on Friday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
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| 07/24/2015 10:42 AM
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Stanton signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Friday.
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| 07/16/2015 7:06 PM
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Brown signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Capitals on Thursday.
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| 07/15/2015 5:57 PM
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Sill signed a one-year (two-way) contract with the Capitals on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
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| 07/11/2015 12:39 PM
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Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said Burakovsky will get another crack at the center position during training camp, but anticipates "him being on the wing at some point", Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/09/2015 7:01 PM
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Capitals goalie coach said that Grubauer will compete with Justin Peters for backup job behind presumed starter Braden Holtby in the 2015-2016 season, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/09/2015 6:53 PM
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Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn said that Peters will compete with Phillip Grubauer for the backup job behind presumed starter Braden Holtby, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/08/2015 11:20 AM
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Carey signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.
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| 07/07/2015 11:14 AM
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Head coach Barry Trotz said "all indications" have Backstrom (hip) skating by training camp, but it's "up in the air" as to whether he will be cleared to play at the start of the season, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/06/2015 6:20 PM
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Kuznetsov signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals on Monday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
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| 07/05/2015 6:20 PM
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Johansson filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, and will have his hearing heard during the arbitration period from July 20th to August 4th, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/05/2015 6:13 PM
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Holtby filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, and will have his hearing heard during the arbitration period from July 20th to August 4th, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/05/2015 3:48 PM
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Kuznetsov's agent said that his client and the Capitals are exploring a two to three year contract extension, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/04/2015 11:37 AM
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Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
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| 07/02/2015 6:52 PM
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Bourque signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Thursday.
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| 07/02/2015 5:01 PM
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Oshie was traded to the Capitals on Thursday in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley, and a 2016 third-round draft pick, NHL.com reports.
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| 07/02/2015 11:08 AM
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Moore signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.
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| 07/02/2015 11:06 AM
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Ness signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.
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| 07/02/2015 11:03 AM
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Collins signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.
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| 07/02/2015 11:01 AM
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Camper signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.
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| 07/01/2015 12:48 PM
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Chorney signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Capitals on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
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| 07/01/2015 12:44 PM
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Galiev re-signed Wednesday with the Capitals on a two-year, $1.15 million contract, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
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| 06/30/2015 7:41 PM
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GM Brian MacLellan said last week that he is hopeful Backstrom (hip) will be ready to play by the start of the coming season, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. "He should be [ready] more than likely...he'll start the year, I'm counting on [it]," McLellan said. "I think his hip surgery went well. He'll be close to starting the year, it looks like...I know [from] talking to the trainer and the doctor that everything's gone well, they expect the rehab to go well. Optimistically, I'd say I'm hoping he's coming back for training camp."
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a tremendous series, but he wasn't able to win Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers. | 05/13/2015 11:14 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a tremendous series, but he wasn't able to win Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers.
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Impact
Holtby made 37 saves in the game, but he couldn't control a rebound and then make a second straight save on a Derek Stepan shot. The only other goal Holtby allowed was on the power play. Kevin Hayes scored a beautiful goal that Holtby had no chance of stopping. The Rangers won Game 7 in overtime, 2-1. Holtby finishes the 2015 postseason 6-7 with a 1.71 GAA and a .944 save percentage.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in the, 2-1, overtime Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers. | 05/13/2015 11:04 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in the, 2-1, overtime Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers.
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Impact
Ovechkin scored a beautiful goal in the first period on a great pass from Marcus Johansson. Ovechkin was skating in the slot when he received the pass and took a nasty wrister that beat Henrik Lundqivst. Washington, however, couldn't score again, and Ovechkin ultimately failed once again to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky came up huge during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Rangers. | 05/06/2015 10:26 PM
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Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky came up huge during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Rangers.
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Impact
He scored both of Washington's goals, including the game-winner 24 seconds into the third. The Capitals are one win away from advancing.
Capitals center Jay Beagle scored the only goal of Washington's, 1-0, victory over the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday. | 05/04/2015 10:14 PM
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Capitals center Jay Beagle scored the only goal of Washington's, 1-0, victory over the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
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Impact
Beagle threw the puck on net from behind the goal. It hit off Henrik Lundqvist's stretched out skate, and the puck bounced into the net. Beagle was also a faceoff machine in the game, winning 10-of-12 faceoffs in Game 3. He has one goals and three assists in 10 postseason games this year.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday. | 05/04/2015 10:09 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
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Impact
Washington needed every single one of those saves, winning, 1-0. That was Holtby's first shutout of the postseason. He has allowed just four goals in the first three games versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Holtby is 5-4 with a .942 save percentage this postseason. Washington leads New York, 2-1, in the series. Holtby made 31 saves in the, 2-1, victory. He also helped the Capitals kill two penalties. Washington has not allowed a power-play goal in eight playoff games this spring. Washington has a, 1-0, series lead.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Rangers. | 05/02/2015 3:56 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Rangers.
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Impact
It was his fourth of the playoffs, and he also had four shots on goal. Evgeny Kuznetsov also tallied for Washington in the game.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had an outstanding Game 1 versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday. | 04/30/2015 10:23 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had an outstanding Game 1 versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday.
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Impact
Holtby made 31 saves in the, 2-1, victory. He also helped the Capitals kill two penalties. Washington has not allowed a power-play goal in eight playoff games this spring. Washington has a, 1-0, series lead.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers with 1.3 seconds left. | 04/30/2015 10:17 PM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers with 1.3 seconds left.
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Impact
Washington won, 2-1. Alex Ovechkin had the puck behind the net and just sent it to the front. Ward was sitting there all by himself and he slipped the puck below Henrik Lundqvist's pad. That was Ward's only shot of the game. The Capitals are out to a surprising, 1-0, series lead.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov rscored the game-winner in Game 7 to defeat the Islanders. | 04/27/2015 10:09 PM
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov rscored the game-winner in Game 7 to defeat the Islanders.
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Impact
He did so with under eight minutes to go. It was his third goal of the series, and he also had two shots on goal on the night.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday. | 04/25/2015 6:15 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
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Impact
Holtby made 35 saves on 37 chances, but it wasn't enough as his counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, only allowed one goal. The final New York goal was an empty-netter. Holtby is 2-3 in the series, but he has allowed just two goals in the last 58 shots he has faced. Game 7 is on Monday.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three points during Thursday's Game 5 win over the Islanders. | 04/23/2015 9:43 PM
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three points during Thursday's Game 5 win over the Islanders.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with seven shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating on the night. The goals were his first two of the series.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders. | 04/21/2015 10:42 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders.
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Impact
He scored the OT winner to send Washington home with the series tied 2-2. Backstrom also had an assist, five shots, and a plus-two rating on the night.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points in Tuesday's Game 3 OT win over the Islanders. | 04/21/2015 10:41 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points in Tuesday's Game 3 OT win over the Islanders.
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Impact
He scored the opening goal on a pretty deflection in the first period and set up the game0winner in OT. The goal was Ovechkin's second of the series.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the team's lone goal Sunday versus the Islanders. | 04/19/2015 3:08 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the team's lone goal Sunday versus the Islanders.
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Impact
It tied the game with just over six minutes left in the third, but Washington eventually fell in overtime. Backstrom now has two goals int he series.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in eight playoff games as Washington cameback to beat the New York Islanders, 4-3. | 04/17/2015 9:53 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in eight playoff games as Washington cameback to beat the New York Islanders, 4-3.
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Impact
Ovechkin skated to the front of the net and scored on a rebound from close range to bring Washington to within a goal. The Capitals then scored twice in the third period to win. It was a huge victory as Washington was already down, 1-0, in the series and started rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer. Game 3 is on Sunday.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big night for Washington in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Islanders. | 04/17/2015 9:46 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big night for Washington in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Islanders.
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Impact
Coach Barry Trotz started playing Backstrom with Alex Ovechkin in the second period, and it lite a fire in the Capitals. Washington outshot New York, 30-14, after the first period. Backstrom had a goal and two assists with four shots on net. On his goal, Backstrom skated right through New York's defense, which backed off out of respect, and he just snapped a wrist shot to the corner of the goal. The series is tied, 1-1.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby is not starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Islanders according to NBC Sports. | 04/17/2015 6:40 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby is not starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Islanders according to NBC Sports.
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Impact
It's a tough break for the Capitals, who already trail in the series, 1-0. Holtby is sick, so Philipp Grubauer will get his first career NHL playoff start. Grubauer has played well this season, but it was in the AHL at Hershey.
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored the only Washington goal of Game 1 as the Islanders won, 4-1. | 04/15/2015 10:29 PM
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Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored the only Washington goal of Game 1 as the Islanders won, 4-1.
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Impact
Johansson's goal tied the game at one before the first intermission, but Washington never really got into its game. The Capitals were also 0-for-2 on the power play.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the finale to finish with 53 goals on the season. | 04/11/2015 6:30 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the finale to finish with 53 goals on the season.
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Impact
Ovechkin had just an incredible season with 53 goals and 81 points with a plus-10 rating and 56 penalty minutes in 81 games. He also had 25 power-play goals. Ovechkin has to be the top pick in next season's draft.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Easter. | 04/05/2015 8:28 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Easter.
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Impact
Green assisted Evgeny Kuznetsov's power-play goal in the first period and then scored in the second period. Green has 10 goals and 35 assists with a plus-15 rating in 70 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Sunday. | 04/05/2015 8:22 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Sunday.
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Impact
Washington has spent most of the season in fourth place of the Metropolitian Division, but with the collpase of the Islanders and Penguins, the Capitals have a great chance to finish in second and have home ice in the first round. Holtby made 35 saves and is now 39-19-10 this season.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer recorded two points during Saturday's overtime loss against the Senators. | 04/05/2015 9:47 AM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer recorded two points during Saturday's overtime loss against the Senators.
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Impact
Brouwer had a goal and an assist, along with five shots and a plus-two rating on the night. He now has 21 goals, 41 points, 51 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 79 games this season.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored twice in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday. The victory moves Washington into a tie for second place in the Metropolitian Division. | 04/02/2015 10:41 PM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored twice in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday. The victory moves Washington into a tie for second place in the Metropolitian Division.
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Impact
Washington, Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders are seperated by one point with four games to go. The Penguins, however, have five games left. Ward scored his two goals on three shots. He has 19 goals and 15 assists in 78 games this season.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday. | 04/02/2015 10:37 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday.
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Impact
Ovechkin just continues his masterful season as he scored two more power-play goals. He registered four shots on goal. Ovechkin has 52 goals, 27 assists, 374 shots on net, 54 penalty minutes, 31 power-play points and a plus-11 rating in 77 games this season.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points during Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes. | 03/31/2015 9:36 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points during Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-two rating on the night. Ovechkin leads the league with 50 goals, and now has 77 points through 76 games. Mike Green, Joel Ward, and Brooks Laich also lit the lamp for Washington.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals during Sunday's victory against the Rangers. | 03/29/2015 6:44 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals during Sunday's victory against the Rangers.
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Impact
He leads the league with 49 goals, and now has 75 points through 75 games this season. Jason Chimera also scored twice for Washington, while Marcus Johansson tallied the fifth goal of the team during Sunday's win.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a pair of goals in the loss to the Capitals on Saturday. | 03/28/2015 6:35 PM
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Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a pair of goals in the loss to the Capitals on Saturday.
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Impact
Brouwer was also plus-three and was second only to Alex Ovechkin in shots on goal. Brouwer has 20 goals and 18 assists in 75 games this season.
Capitals winger Eric Fehr scored a goal during Thursday's victory against the Devils. | 03/26/2015 9:46 PM
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Capitals winger Eric Fehr scored a goal during Thursday's victory against the Devils.
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Impact
It was his 19th of the season, and Fehr now has 30 points through 70 games. His production is not enough to warrant a roster spot on fantasy squads.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals versus the Wild on Thursday as Washington won, 3-2. | 03/19/2015 11:08 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals versus the Wild on Thursday as Washington won, 3-2.
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Impact
Holtby made 24 saves in the victory. He has now won three games in a row. Holtby is 35-18-9 this season.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin keeps plugging away as he scored two more goals on Thursday to lift Washington over Minnesota, 3-2. | 03/19/2015 11:03 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin keeps plugging away as he scored two more goals on Thursday to lift Washington over Minnesota, 3-2.
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Impact
Ovechkin's goals came on even strength. He has 47 goals and 26 assists with a plus-14 rating and 50 penalty minutes in 71 games this season.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green scored a goal Monday versus Buffalo. | 03/16/2015 9:44 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green scored a goal Monday versus Buffalo.
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Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Green now has six goals and 39 poins through 61 games this season. Curtis Glencross and Evgeny Kuznetsov also tallied for Washington.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Sunday against the Bruins. | 03/15/2015 10:20 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Sunday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Holtby made 32 saves on the night and was able to snap a two-game losing streak. He is now 33-18-9 overall.
Capitals defenseman John Carlson's goal in the first period ended up being the game-winner Sunday versus Boston. | 03/15/2015 10:16 PM
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Capitals defenseman John Carlson's goal in the first period ended up being the game-winner Sunday versus Boston.
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Impact
Washington defeated the Bruins 2-0, with Carlson scoring his 11th of the season, and he now has 47 points through 70 games. Nate Scmidt also tallied for Washington, his first goal of the season.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded two points during Friday's loss to the Stars. | 03/13/2015 9:48 PM
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded two points during Friday's loss to the Stars.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Kuznetsov now has seven goals and 28 points through 67 games this season. He can be left on the wire.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play on Wednesday against the Rangers according to CSN Washington. | 03/11/2015 12:55 PM
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play on Wednesday against the Rangers according to CSN Washington.
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Impact
Green was, however, able to skate and practice on Wednesday. He should be considered day-to-day.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby did not face much of a test Saturday against Buffalo. | 03/07/2015 9:43 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby did not face much of a test Saturday against Buffalo.
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Impact
Holtby defeated the Sabres by stopping 16-of-17 shots on goal. He is now 32-16-9 overall.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist during Saturday's victory against the Sabres. | 03/07/2015 9:42 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist during Saturday's victory against the Sabres.
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Impact
He also had an impressive eight shots on goal, and now has 44 goals, 69 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-12 rating through 66 games this season.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a decent game versus the Wild on Thursday, but he and Washington lost, 2-1. | 03/05/2015 9:59 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a decent game versus the Wild on Thursday, but he and Washington lost, 2-1.
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Impact
Holtby made 28 saves on 30 shots. He is 31-16-9 and came into Thursday with a 2.17 GAA, .925 save percentage and seven shutouts. Holtby is in the top six among goaltenders in each of those categories.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 8:36 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday.
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Impact
Ovechkin is out with a lower-body injury. It's a rare absence as Ovechkin has played in the last 96 games. He has 43 goals and 67 points in 65 games this season.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 8:36 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday.
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Impact
Ovechkin is out with a lower-body injury. It's a rare absence as Ovechkin has played in the last 96 games. He has 43 goals and 67 points in 65 games this season.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision Thursday. | 03/05/2015 2:23 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision Thursday.
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Impact
Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), is tied for the lead in points and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday. | 03/03/2015 10:24 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
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Impact
Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continued his magical season as he scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. | 03/03/2015 10:23 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continued his magical season as he scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
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Impact
Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating. Ovechkin has continued to produce in penalty minutes (44), and is deadly on the power play. He added another goal on the man advantage Tuesday and leads the league with 19 power-play goals. At the moment, Ovechkin is also tied for the league lead in points (67), with his teammate Nicklas Backstrom.
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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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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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.

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