Player News - Capitals

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Andre Burakovsky will undergo minor surgery for his upper-body injury.

Burakovsky will miss the remainder of the first round as a result. He might be able to return later in the playoffs if the Capitals advance beyond the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Apr 20 - 1:43 PM

John Carlson had an assist in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 4 Thursday night.

Carlson has recorded at least a point in every game of the first round series and is now up to eight points in four contests. He leads the playoff scoring race among defensemen.
Apr 20 - 5:35 AM

T.J. Oshie netted the game-winning goal in the Capitals' 4-1 win over Columbus in Game 4 on Thursday.

Oshie has two goals and three points in four playoff games. That was also his fourth career game-winning goal in a postseason contest. All of those GWGs have come with Washington over the last three years.
Apr 20 - 5:33 AM

Tom Wilson scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wilson opened the scoring 6:16 into the first period when he buried a one-timer by Sergei Bobrovsky. The Caps forward then registered an assist on Alex Ovechkin's third-period tally. Wilson finished the night with a plus-3 rating, two penalty minutes and a game-high seven shots on goal in 19:44 of ice time. The 24-year-old now has two goals and one assist in four games this postseason. This best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 coming up on Saturday afternoon in Washington.
Apr 19 - 11:56 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin registered the primary assist on T.J. Oshie's power-play tally in the second period. He also added a goal of his own early in the third frame to increase his team's lead to 3-0 at the time. Ovechkin finished the night with a plus-1 rating and five shots on goal in 19:07 of ice time. The 32-year-old now has three goals and three assists in four games this postseason. This best-of-seven series is now all tied up at two. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 19 - 11:50 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Holtby blanked the Blue Jackets for more than two periods, but he eventually surrendered a goal to Boone Jenner early in the third frame. After dropping back-to-back home games to open the series, the Capitals have managed to tie the series at two with two straight road wins in Columbus. Holtby now has a 2-1 record with a 1.32 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage this postseason. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 19 - 11:30 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kuznetsov registered the primary assists on goals by Tom Wilson (1-0) and Alex Ovechkin (3-0) before he added an empty-netter late in the game. The 25-year-old finished the game with a plus-3 rating, two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in 20:44 of ice time. Kuznetsov now has three goals and two assists in four games this postseason. After dropping the first two games of the series on home ice, the Capitals managed to win back-to-back games in Columbus. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 19 - 11:15 PM

Jakub Jerabek will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against Columbus on Thursday night.

After playing in the first two games of the series, Jerabek has now been scratched in back-to-back contests. The 26-year-old has one assist and a minus-1 rating this postseason. Travis Boyd, Madison Bowey, Shane Gersich and Pheonix Copley will also watch the game from the press box. The Caps find themselves down 2-1 in this best-of-seven series.
Apr 19 - 7:11 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Game 4 against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Holtby and the Caps are coming off a double-overtime win in Game 3. He has a 1-1 record with a 1.48 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 19 - 6:14 PM

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) has been ruled out for Game 4.

We're just passing along the official announcement as a matter of course. He didn't travel with the Capitals to Columbus ahead of Game 3, so he obviously wasn't expected to participate in Game 4 either.
Apr 18 - 1:37 PM

John Carlson scored a goal in the Capitals' 3-2 2OT win over Columbus in Game 3 on Tuesday.

Carlson has come up big in the first round with a goal and seven points in three games. That puts him in a tie for second place so far in the scoring race.
Apr 18 - 5:47 AM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 35 shots during Tuesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Caps had a 1-0 lead in the second period when Holtby gave up a weak goal to Columbus' Pierre-Luc Dubois. Washington ended up going ahead 2-1 thanks to a power-play goal (5-on-3) by John Carlson, but Artemi Panarin eventually tied the game up at two in the third period. There were some nervous moments for the Capitals in overtime, but they managed to survive those. Lars Eller eventually scored a fluky game-winning goal in the second OT period. Holtby now has a 1-1 record with a 1.48 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals now trail this best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Columbus on Thursday night.
Apr 17 - 11:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 double-OT win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ovechkin helped set up Tom Wilson's second-period tally (1-0) and John Carlson's goal (2-1) which was scored on a 5-on-3 man-advantage. Lars Eller eventually scored the game-winner in the second overtime period. Ovechkin finished the night with a minus-1 rating, five shots on goal and one hit in 29:23 of ice time. The 32-year-old has two goals and four points in three games this postseason. The Capitals now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Columbus on Thursday night.
Apr 17 - 11:39 PM

Lars Eller scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Eller was the beneficiary of an extremely fortunate bounce, as Zach Werenski's clearing attempt went off Eller, bounced back off himself and bounced off Eller again before going into the back of the net. It took the Caps forward a few seconds to realize that the puck went in. He finished the night with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and two hits in 22:37 of ice time. The 28-year-old now has one point in three games during the postseason. Tom Wilson and John Carlson also found the back of the net for the Capitals. Washington has cut their series-deficit to 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Columbus on Thursday night.
Apr 17 - 11:36 PM

Jakub Jerabek will be a healthy scratch in Game 3 against Columbus on Tuesday night.

Jerabek suited up in the first two games of the series, but he's coming out of the lineup for Christian Djoos. The 26-year-old has one assist and a minus-2 rating in two games this postseason. Travis Boyd, Madison Bowey, Shane Gersich and Pheonix Copley will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 17 - 7:14 PM


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