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Justin Williams | Winger | #14

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (28) / PHI
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Justin Williams scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.
The loss means that the Capitals' season is officially over, as they lost the series 4-2. Washington trailed 3-0 in the second period, but they managed to battle back and eventually forced overtime. Unfortunately for the Caps, the Penguins dominated the overtime period. Nick Bonino scored the game-winner for Pittsburgh. Williams finishes the postseason with three goals and seven points in 12 games. May 10 - 11:32 PM

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Justin Williams lit the lamp in the Capitals’ 3-1 win in Game 5 against the Penguins on Saturday night.

With five points, Williams has had a quiet postseason, until recently. He has points in three games in a row, and both of his goals in that stretch. The Capitals need to get it to a Game 7, because that’s when Williams, Mr. Game 7, is at his best. Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each got a goal and an assist.
May 7 - 10:20 PM

Justin Williams was moved down to the third line for Friday's practice.

The Capitals appear to be shaking on their lines, which isn't surprising given that they're on the brink of elimination heading into Game 5 against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Williams has been disappointing so far in the playoffs with a goal and four points in 10 contests, but on the plus side he has recorded two points in his last two games.
May 6 - 11:15 AM

Justin Williams recorded an assist in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Williams has a goal and four points in 10 postseason games. During the regular season he had 22 goals and 52 points in 82 contests.
May 5 - 11:18 AM

Justin Williams netted a goal in Washington's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.

Williams snapped out of his goal scoring slump that dated back to March 28. While he has a reputation for stepping up in the playoffs, Williams has just three points in nine postseason games this year.
May 3 - 9:47 AM

Justin Williams had a blunt way of describing the Capitals' showing in the first 40 minutes of Game 2 on Saturday.

Washington was outshot by Pittsburgh 28-8 by the second intermission. "We talked between the second and third, knowing we were getting embarrassed out there," Williams said. Washington did bounce back in the third frame, but it wasn't enough to stop the Penguins' 2-1 victory. Pittsburgh are an incredibly tough team to make up ground against. Pittsburgh was 39-0-0 when leading through two periods in the 2015-16 campaign and 4-0-0 in the playoffs.
May 2 - 4:53 AM

The Washington Capitals second line of Justin Williams, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky have yet to find the back of the net in the playoffs.

The line has 36 shots on goal in the five games with nary a goal. The Caps need the trio to start producing if they hope to put away the Philadelphia Flyers in either of the two possible remaining games of the series.
Apr 24 - 10:18 AM

Justin Williams took four minors on Friday.

The eight minutes he served in the sin bin did not help the cause as the Flyers upended the Capitals 2-0 despite Washington outshooting Philadelphia 44-11. Williams is not a big penalty minute player, so the time spent in the penalty box was a surprise.
Apr 23 - 10:10 AM

Justin Williams recorded two assists in the Capitals' 6-1 victory over Philadelphia in Game 3 on Monday.

Williams had been held off the scoresheet in the first two games of this playoff series. It will be particularly interesting to see how Williams does as the postseason progresses, given his reputation as a player that steps up in the playoffs. During the 2015-16 regular season he had 22 goals and 52 points in 82 contests.
Apr 19 - 9:40 AM

Justin Williams had a game-high four shots on goal in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

The Capitals had nothing to play for in this one and they made several key players sit. That could explain their lackluster performance. Williams didn't get his team on the scoreboard but he did play in his 1000th NHL game. The Capitals will open the playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Apr 10 - 11:31 PM

It'll be a momentous occasion for Justin Williams on Sunday, as he'll skate in his 1,000th career NHL game.

While Williams' career was marred by injuries through age-28, he's been a beacon of health and consistency since. In fact, with two more games played this weekend he'll will have played a full season without missing a game for the sixth time in his career. With just one game missed since 2010-11 to boot. Williams has three Cups and a Conn Smythe to his well earned "Mr. Game Seven" moniker, all the while posting 249 goals and 634 points along the way. A remarkable career to say the least.
Apr 8 - 10:33 PM

Justin Williams fired a team-high seven shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

That's the most shots Williams has recorded in a single game this season, but he has nothing to show for it. He remains at 21 goals and 49 points.
Mar 27 - 12:47 AM

Justin Williams recorded an assist in a 6-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Williams has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He has 21 goals and 49 points in 71 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 21 - 9:21 AM

Justin Williams found the back of the net in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Williams' second period goal tied the game at two before the Sharks scored three unanswered goals in the third period. The veteran winger has 20 goals and 47 points in 68 games this season. He's hit the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in his career.
Mar 13 - 11:44 AM

Justin Williams had an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

It was Williams' first game in Los Angeles since he signed with Washington over the summer. He has 19 goals and 46 points in 67 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 10 - 9:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Marcus Johansson
4Mike Richards
5Michael Latta
6Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Lars Eller
4Jason Chimera
5Daniel Winnik
6Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis