Washington Capitals

32-26 (73% ATS)

Team Snapshot
Goals For / Game 3.34 7th
Goals Against / Game 3.16 21st
Power Play % 21.1 Tied-12th
Penalty Kill % 78.7 23rd
2018-19 Metropolitan Division Standings
Team W L OTL PTS
NY Islanders 34 17 6 74
Washington 32 19 7 71
Columbus 32 21 3 67
Pittsburgh 30 20 7 67
Carolina 29 22 6 64
Philadelphia 26 24 7 59
NY Rangers 24 24 8 56
New Jersey 21 28 8 50

Injuries

  • C
    Brandon Dubinsky (Hamstring) is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
  • C
    Boone Jenner (Ankle) is out indefinitely

Washington Capitals News

  • 1 hour ago

    Japers' Rink: The Noon Number: Toothless

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    1 - Number of goals given up by the Capitals last night in their dominant 5-1 victory in San Jose. That's just the fifth time this season that the Sharks have been held to one goal or less, and just the second game in which they've been held to exactly one goal - both League-best (the latter tied with Boston). The last time San Jose scored only once was way back in November in a 4-1 loss to Columbus.

    While the Sharks have rarely been limited in their offense, the Caps have rarely limited their opponents as much as they did last night.

  • 5 hours ago

    Japers' Rink: Friday Caps Clips: A Fin-tastic Start

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    Your savory breakfast links:

    Ice cold heading into the break, the Caps' third line of Burakovsky, Eller and Connolly is starting to heat up. [ WaPo ]
    Making the case for and against the deadline acquisition of St. Louis stud blueliner Alex Pietrangelo . [ NBCSW ]
    It seems as if the Caps are having a discipline problem, and lead the League in penalty minutes - but are they taking penalties more often than last year? [ NoVa Caps ]
    Checking in on the Caps' red-hot goalie tandem in Hershey and other prospects throughout the organization.

  • 8 hours ago
  • Head Coach Todd Reirden talks with the media after last night's victory in San Jose #CapsSharks https://t.co/BdK3FzDCf5

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  • Today at 1:22am

    Japers' Rink: Capitals vs Sharks Recap: Oshie Nets Two As Caps Defeat Sharks 5-1

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    Happy Valentine's Day, boys and girls and babes! The Capitals were coming off a pretty brutal loss in Columbus on Tuesday to start off their road trip, and they needed a better game tonight. After allowing the first goal of the game after only two minutes, the Capitals tightened up their game and scored five unanswered goals to hand the Sharks their first regulation loss at home since November.

    Here's Thursday night's Plus/Minus:

    Plus: The Capitals played a full 60 minutes of hockey tonight against a team that usually plays very well at home, which is even more impressive when you consider what their last game looked like.

  • Today at 12:58am
  • CALIFORNIAAAA LOOOOOVE #ALLCAPS https://t.co/rj3zVQBQNm

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  • Beautiful. @TJOshie77 https://t.co/OG6V6JwKbT

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  • Yesterday at 11:42pm
  • Thirty-nine. #ALLCAPS @ovi8 https://t.co/VbVvPHu9F8

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  • Yesterday at 10:50pm
  • Oshie bank shot on the power play. #ALLCAPS #CapsSharks https://t.co/3m33LDZ8wR

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  • Yesterday at 10:16pm
  • #HoltbyThings https://t.co/gdFHofsRGp

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  • Yesterday at 10:10pm
  • Gangs all here! #ALLCAPS https://t.co/OA0ERzj7nT

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  • Yesterday at 6:02pm
  • Cali trippin' #CapsSharks https://t.co/lCtNCSvmGY

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  • Yesterday at 5:12pm
  • Coach Reirden talks to the media in San Jose ahead of tonight's game. #ALLCAPS https://t.co/987MILJ7RY

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  • Yesterday at 1:37pm

    Japers' Rink: The Noon Number: The Not-So-Golden State

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    .358 - The Capitals points percentage in games in California since the state became home to three teams. Dating back to October 1993, the Caps have posted a combined record of 16-31-4-2 (W-L-OT-T) against the Sharks, Kings, and Ducks (Mighty and otherwise), and have been outscored 178-134 in those games.

    They had a brief streak of good fortune back in their California trips of 2014-15 and 2015-16, going 2-0-1 in March of 2014 and following that up with a 2-1-0 record the following February (thus marking the only two times in which they've won at least two when hitting all three teams on the same trip).

  • February 13 at 11:59pm

    Capitals Outsider: Bears Comeback Again, Defeat Penguins 4-3 In Shootout

    All photos in this post are courtesy of Just Sports Photography.

    Follow Cory Lyons on Twitter for live updates of Hershey Bears games at @CoryLyons AHL.

    The Hershey Bears (26-20-0-3) welcome I-81 rival Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (24-21-4-1) to the Giant Center for a rare Wednesday night hockey game.

    Hershey is riding a 12 game point streak, going 11-0-0-1 in that stretch. This has propelled the Bears from being five games under .500 to six games over and now just two points out of the final playoff spot (currently held by Lehigh Valley).

  • February 13 at 7:18pm

    Japers' Rink: Tuesday Caps Clips: Home Reign; Caps @ Jackets Game Day

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    A look at what the week ahead holds for the Caps, as they wrap up the homestand and hit the road for six. [ Rink , NoVa Caps ]
    The Caps head off on their season-long road trip and the festivities get underway tonight in Columbus. Be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    he Jackets were forced to evacuate practice yesterday due to a gas leak near the arena, so.