Player News - Capitals

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Lars Eller scored in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Eller's goal tied the game at one with 1:05 remaining in the first period. Andrea Burakovsky then gave the Caps a 2-1 advantage heading into the third period. Washington held onto that one-goal late in the third frame, but that's when they allowed the Panthers to score twice in under three minutes. Eller has now scored in back-to-back games. He has 13 goals and 31 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 23 - 12:16 AM

Madison Bowey will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Bowey has no goals and 12 assists in 51 games this season. Newly acquired defenseman Michael Kempny will take his spot in the lineup. Alex Chiasson and Jakub Jerabek will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 22 - 7:19 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Holtby allowed four goals on just 19 shots against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. He has a 28-12-4 record with a 2.95 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:21 PM

The Washington Capitals have acquired Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

Jerabek has a goal and four points in 25 games with the Canadiens this season. He doesn't have fantasy value, but he adds a little extra depth to the Capitals' defensive situation.
Feb 21 - 12:37 PM

Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 19 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It was a rough first period for Holtby, as he gave up three goals in less than 18 minutes of action. The Capitals managed to close the gap to 3-2 in the third period, but they were never able to draw even. Holtby has now lost four consecutive games. He owns a 28-12-4 record with a 2.95 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage in 2017-18.
Feb 20 - 11:15 PM

Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ovechkin's tally at the 11:02 mark of the third period cut Tampa's lead to 3-2 at the time, but that's as close as the Capitals would come to tying the game. He finished the night with nine shots on goal and one hit in 23:14 of ice time. The Caps captain has now scored in back-to-back games. He's also picked up nine points in his last six contests. He's up to 36 goals and 67 points in 60 games this season. Ovechkin is on pace to score 49 goals and 91 points in 2017-18. Teammate Lars Eller also scored in the loss.
Feb 20 - 11:07 PM

Jakub Jerabek will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This is the eighth game in a row that Jerabek will watch from the press box. The rookie blue liner has one goal and four points in 25 games this season. Jacob de la Rose and Logan Shaw are also expected to serve as healthy scratches on Tuesday night.
Feb 20 - 6:42 PM

Alex Chiasson will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Chiasson has seven goals and four assists in 50 games this season. He's been scratched in six of Washington's last nine games. Michael Kempny, who was acquired in a trade with Chicago earlier this week, will also serve as a scratch in this one. Taylor Chorney, who the Capitals placed on waivers earlier today, will also miss tonight's game.
Feb 20 - 6:39 PM

Michal Kempny won't play Tuesday night, but is slated to make his Capitals debut on Thursday against Florida.

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan feels Kempny will slide nicely into the team's top-four defense group alongside John Carlson. "I think [Coach Barry Trotz] is probably a little more conservative on it, but I think [Kempny] will got a shot at playing there and we will see how it does with it," MacLellan said.
Feb 20 - 3:32 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to start Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

For what it's worth, Holtby was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. He will seek to bounce back after he was burned for six goals on 33 shots by the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. He has registered a mark of 28-11-4 this campaign with a 2.92 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 3:29 PM

Alex Ovechkin netted his 35th goal of the season on Monday.

Ovechkin's been hot lately with three goals and eight points in his last five games. He also is just seven goals shy from the 600-mark in his career.
Feb 20 - 6:54 AM

Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots in a 3-2 victory versus the Buffalo Sabres on Monday afternoon.

Grubauer picked up his sixth win (6-7-3) in 21 appearances this season and finished with a .941 save percentage despite allowing a goal to Evander Kane in the final seconds of the third period. He has a 2.62 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this year. Braden Holtby will probably be in goal Tuesday night versus Tampa Bay.
Feb 19 - 5:59 PM

John Carlson had one goal and one assist in a 3-2 win over Buffalo on Monday.

Carlson recorded his 11th goal and 36th assist during the second period to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead. He ranks third among NHL rearguards in scoring with 47 points in 59 games. Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov (empty net) had the other goals in Washington's victory.
Feb 19 - 5:53 PM

Philipp Grubauer will be in goal Monday afternoon against Buffalo.

Grubauer will get the first half of Washington's back-to-back situation. He has posted a 5-7-3 record this season with a 2.65 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 1:46 PM

Michal Kempny has been traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick.

Kempny played in 81 games for the Blackhawks, including 31 contests this season. He has seven points and a plus-13 rating in 2017-18. Chicago will receive the higher of Washington's own third round draft choice or Toronto's third round pick.
Feb 19 - 12:58 PM

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