Washington Capitals

50-28-8

Team Snapshot
Goals For / Game 3.34 5th
Goals Against / Game 3.02 Tied-17th
Power Play % 20.8 12th
Penalty Kill % 78.9 24th
2018-19 Metropolitan Division Standings
Team W L OTL PTS
Washington 48 26 8 104
NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
Carolina 46 29 7 99
Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72

Injuries

  • RW
    T.J. Oshie (Upper Body) is out indefinitely
  • D
    Michal Kempny (Lower Body) is out indefinitely

Washington Capitals News

  • Washington Times: Hurricanes hang big third period on Capitals for Game 6 win

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    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Playoff hockey is a fickle thing, full of fortuitous bounces both metaphorical and literal in nature. Most of those bounces did not go the Washington Capitals' way in Game 6.

    Instead, the Carolina Hurricanes forced a Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by beating the Washington Capitals 5-2 Monday night at PNC Arena.

    Game 7 will be played Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take on the New York Islanders.

    The Hurricanes played the better game from the second period on and broke open a 2-2 game early in the third period.

  • 4 hours ago

    Capitals Outsider: For the Capitals, the Real Show is About to Begin: Game 7

    This wasn't supposed to happen.

    The defending Stanley Cup champions, who beat the fourth place Carolina Hurricanes in each of their four matchups this regular season, plus the first two playoffs games, have dropped three of the past four, and are heading to Game 7 on Wednesday at Capital One Arena.

    After Monday's what-the-f#$% 5-2 loss, which was a ref's I-hate-goals whistle away from being a 3-3 tie, the Caps couldn't battle back and the Hurricanes lived another day.

    In the meantime, Caps fans wonder: Why can't the Caps just put teams away, especially in the early rounds?

  • 5 hours ago
  • Lookout https://t.co/BbuWk6jbxp

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  • Japers' Rink: Capitals at Hurricanes Round 1, Game 6: Second Period Thread

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    Brett Connolly struck first before Warren Foegele (who?) knotted things up at one-apiece. After some chippiness both ways, Alex Ovechkin did what he does best and tallied his 65th career playoff goal to give Washington the 2-1 lead. The team that scored first has won every game of the series, will this be a harbinger of things to come?

    Right this way to the second period...

  • 7 hours ago
  • Ovechkin 4 President. #ALLCAPS #CapsCanes https://t.co/4pWQMwoS1N

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  • 7 hours ago
  • Brett Connolly Sneak Attack. #ALLCAPS #CapsCanes https://t.co/4Ob7By9zqd

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  • 7 hours ago
  • Big Devo Energy https://t.co/SGXXLioh0E

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  • Japers' Rink: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game 6 Game Thread

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    Pre-Game Reading:

    Today's Narrative , including thoughts on the Caps' recent ability to close things out...
    Previews of tonight's Game 6 in Raleigh from Vogs , the Canes , and as always be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of the series.

    Have at it, babes.

  • 8 hours ago
  • footy before hockey! #ALLCAPS https://t.co/QIgEq6srFR

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  • 8 hours ago
  • Here. #ALLCAPS https://t.co/D5mCQ91hn1

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  • 10 hours ago

    Fansided: Washington Capitals: Brought it Home in Game 5

    Not only did the Washington Capitals dominate on the scoreboard, they played their best game of the series when it comes to the advanced numbers, too.

    At five-on-five, the Capitals had a Corsi Percentage of 44.59 percent. At first glance, that's not great. In terms of total shots, Carolina out-shot Washington 30-28.

    But they were at 50 percent in the first period and 56 percent in the third period. The second period (a 21-10 advantage for Carolina) really skewed the numbers of the overall game. The Capitals owned an 18-12 advantage in scoring chances, too.

    To put it simply, Washington played it's best game in Game 5.

  • 11 hours ago
  • RT @NHL: Forward @lellerofficial knows the @Capitals will be ready for Game 6 tonight! #StanleyCup Confidential https://t.co/2uK6QumhUv

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  • 11 hours ago
  • Tom Wilson and Lars Eller talk with the media before Game 6 in Raleigh #CapsCanes #ALLCAPS https://t.co/fMxnsiiV0m

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  • 12 hours ago
  • Brett Connolly on using Game 5 as a roadmap for success in Game 6 #CapsCanes #ALLCAPS https://t.co/NHBPz5NCKM

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  • 12 hours ago

    Japers' Rink: The Noon Number: A Chance to Advance

    .385 - The Capitals' postseason win percentage during the Ovechkin Era when having the ability to eliminate their opponent (including Game 7 appearances). The Caps have accumulated three wins in a series 26 times since 2008 and gone on to win the fourth game in 10 of them; 11 of those 26 series have required a Game 7, with the Caps going 4-7 in those winner-takes-all series.

    While the overall numbers can look a bit grim, the Caps have had a decent amount of success in this department in recent years. After failing to eliminate their opponent in nine of 10 tries from 2012 on, they've since won four straight and six of their last seven.

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