Player News - Capitals

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Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 22 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Capitals backup goalie has now dropped each of his three starts of the season. He's also given up at least three goals in each of those appearances. Grubauer has an 0-2-1 record with a 4.99 goals-against-average and a .849 save percentage this season. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:20 PM

Christian Djoos found the back of the net in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Capitals were down 3-0 in the second period when Djoos scored their only goal of the game. Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller picked up the assists on Djoos' second goal of the season. Djoos has three points in six points this season. Tonight's goal put an end to his four-game point-less drought. He doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy format.
Oct 21 - 11:14 PM

Nathan Walker will sit (healthy scratch) for the Washington Capitals against the Florida Panthers.

Walker has just one goal in three games this season. He'll be a healthy scratch along with Aaron Ness.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 21 - 7:34 PM

Philipp Grubauer will officially start for the Washington Capitals Saturday against the Florida Panthers.

The German netminder has yet to win a game this season and he allowed eight goals in his previous outing last week. He'll get another chance to get his first win of the season, improving his 0-1-1 record, against Florida. Grubauer isn't expected to have much fantasy value this season.
Oct 21 - 6:22 PM

Jay Beagle played in his 400th NHL game Friday night.

Beagle scored his first goal of the season in a 4-3 overtime win over Detroit. He has two points in eight games during the 2017-18 campaign.
Oct 21 - 10:39 AM

Andre Burakovsky generated a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 OT win over Detroit.

Burakovsky started the match on the third line because of a slow start to the season. He had been skating on the second unit, but had gone four straight outings without a point. Burakovsky only recorded two helpers in his first seven contests.
Oct 21 - 10:36 AM

Lars Eller (illness) got back in the lineup on Friday.

Eller sat out Tuesday's game versus Toronto because he wasn't feeling well, but he was back on the ice against Ottawa. He had one block in 14:42 of playing time.
Oct 21 - 3:25 AM

Braden Holtby stopped 34 of 37 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Holtby turned aside 23 of 24 shots at even strength, but he also allowed a power play goal and a shorthanded goal in this one. The Capitals goaltender has now won two of his last three starts. He owns a 3-2-1 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this season. He's one of the top players at his position in all fantasy formats.
Oct 21 - 12:32 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over Detroit.

His goal was scored while the Capitals were on the power play. His tally also snapped his two-game goalless "drought". The Capitals captain finished the night with a minus-1 rating, seven shots on goal and one hit in 19:45 of ice time. Ovechkin is already up to 10 goals and 11 points in eight games. He's one of the Rocket Richard Trophy favorites right now.
Oct 21 - 12:26 AM

Nathan Walker will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 23-year-old has one goal and no assists in three games with the Capitals this season. This will be his fourth straight game as a healthy scratch. Aaron Ness will also watch from the press box.
Oct 20 - 7:19 PM

Philipp Grubauer is expected to start on Saturday.

Braden Holtby will start Friday night, but he won't be asked to play two days in a row. Grubauer has a 0-1-1 record, 5.85 GAA, and .844 save percentage in two contests in 2017-18.
Oct 20 - 4:36 PM

Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals on Friday.

Holtby has a 3-2-0 record, 2.19 GAA, and .931 save percentage in five starts this season. Philipp Grubauer will get the nod on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 4:34 PM

Tyler Graovac (upper body) is considered week-to-week, per Capitals coach Barry Trotz.

Graovac sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. He has no points in three games this season.
Oct 19 - 12:03 PM

Braden Holtby allowed one goal on 29 shots in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto's second goal was scored into an empty net. Holtby managed to keep the Maple Leafs' high-flying offense off the board through more than 45 minutes, but Connor Brown eventually figured him out early in the third period. Holtby's record drops to 3-2-0 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.19 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage.
Oct 17 - 9:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin fired four shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ovechkin and the Capitals failed to solve Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen tonight. The Caps captain picked up nine goals in his first five games, but he's now gone two consecutive games without a goal. He finished tonight's game with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and three hits in 20:44 of ice time. Ovechkin has 10 points in seven games this season.
Oct 17 - 9:50 PM


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