Player News - Capitals

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Braden Holtby stopped all 32 shots he faced in Sunday's 4-0 win over Toronto.

Holtby came into this game on a personal three-game losing streak but leave it to Toronto to bust an opposing player's slump. Holtby's record improves to 30-15-9 this season and he has a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage. The 25-year-old has won 30 games in a season for the first time in his career.
Mar 1 - 9:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over Toronto.

Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals in the contest. He also picked up an assist on Marcus Johansson's third period power play goal. Ovechkin was named the third star in the NHL for the month of February and he got off to a hot start in March. He has 65 points in 64 games this season. He finished the game with six shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot in 17:52 of ice time.
Mar 1 - 9:46 PM

Curtis Glencross won't play in Sunday's game against Toronto.

Glencross was acquired earlier today from Calgary but his flight didn't make it in time for puck drop. Michael Latta will also watch this game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 1 - 7:03 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Sunday's game against Toronto.

The 25-year-old comes into this game having lost three straight starts. He has a 29-15-9 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 5:24 PM

Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL's third star for the month of February.

Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (10), points (17), power-play goals (5) and shots on goal (68) in the month of February. He also had four multi-point games throughout the month.
Mar 1 - 3:12 PM

The Washington Capitals have acquired Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second and third round pick in 2015.

Glencross had to waive his no-trade clause to go to Washington. The 32-year-old has nine goals and 28 points in 53 games for Calgary this season. His 0.53 point-per-game average this year is his lowest since the 2009-10 season (0.49). The Capitals have more offensive talent than Calgary so it wouldn't be shocking if Glencross produces a little more frequently down the stretch.
Mar 1 - 1:28 PM

Curtis Glencross was pulled off the ice during Calgary's practice on Sunday.

All signs point to Glencross being traded but his new destination hasn't been revealed just yet. We will provide an update for you as soon as the accurate information is released.
Mar 1 - 1:04 PM

The Washington Capitals have assigned Cam Schilling to the minors.

The 26-year-old has no points in three games this season.
Mar 1 - 12:47 PM

The Washington Capitals have assigned Aaron Volpatti to the minors.

Volpatti cleared waivers on Sunday and the Caps decided to send him down to the AHL. The 29-year-old has no points in just two games in the NHL this season.
Mar 1 - 12:46 PM

Do not be surprised if Curtis Glencross has played his last game for the Calgary Flames.

The Flames had been trying to ink Glencross but that apparently will not happen and the winger is willing to revoke his no-movement clause in his contract if certain teams (Kings, Blackhawks, Lightning, Predators or Ducks) are interested in acquiring his services. Glencross is slated to become a UFA at the end of the season and the Flames do not want him to just walk when July 1 comes around.
Mar 1 - 4:26 AM

The Washington Capitals placed Aaron Volpatti on waivers on Saturday.

The 29-year-old's limited value is pretty obvious in that you can hope he'll generate PIM on a given night. In 114 career games, he has seven points and 137 PIM.
Feb 28 - 12:59 PM

The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Tim Gleason in a trade that sent Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes.

It hasn't been a great season for Gleason, who has seven points and a -18 rating (although with 44 PIM) in 55 games so far in 2014-15. Playing for Washington may at least give him a boost, though he's never scored more than 21 points in any single NHL season.
Feb 28 - 12:21 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks may be interested in the services of Joel Ward.

That's the rumor according to Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com as Ward would be part of a package with Patrick Sharp going to Washington. With the trade deadline just two days away, there should be plenty of rumors in the next 53 hours.
Feb 28 - 10:06 AM

Braden Holtby dropped his third consecutive decision in Friday's 3-0 loss to Carolina.

Holtby has been one of the better goalies in the NHL this season, but he is definitely going through a rough patch lately. The 25-year-old stopped 35 of 37 shots in the game (the last goal was scored into an empty net) but it wasn't enough to collect a win. Holtby's record now falls to 29-15-9 and he has a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Feb 27 - 10:32 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes shut out the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-0 on Friday night.

The Capitals are comfortably sitting in a playoff spot but they have now lost three consecutive games to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Carolina. The last time Washington was shutout in a game was on January 31st in Montreal. Ovechkin played 20:59 and was a minus-2 with two shots on goal in the game.
Feb 27 - 10:23 PM


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