Player News - Capitals

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Nicklas Backstrom extended his point streak to eight games during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

He picked up an assist to accomplish the feat. During the streak he has four goals and 14 points. Through 57 games this season he has posted 17 goals and 61 points.
Feb 18 - 6:42 PM

Lars Eller is heating up for the Capitals.

The veteran pivot picked up an assist during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings. He now has points in four of his last five games, giving him two goals and four points over that span. For the season 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games thus far.
Feb 18 - 6:41 PM

Daniel Winnik picked up his second goal in as many games during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

He has three points in that span as well. Through 47 games this season he has eight goals and 18 points.
Feb 18 - 6:39 PM

TJ Oshie picked up an assist during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

He now has points in four of his last five games, giving him four goals and eight points in that span. For the season he has 23 goals and 41 points in 48 games.
Feb 18 - 6:37 PM

Zach Sanford picked up his second goal in as many games during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

Those are his first two goals of his NHL career as well, giving him three points in 22 games.
Feb 18 - 6:36 PM

Braden Holtby's 14-game winning streak was snapped by Detroit in the 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday.

He stopped 21 of 23 shots, including two of three on special teams. However he saved just two of four during the shooting to take the loss. Holtby's record now stands at 29-8-6 on the year. He has not lost in regulation since Dec. 27th.
Feb 18 - 6:34 PM

Braden Holtby will attempt to pick up his 15th straight win in Saturday's matinee against the Red Wings.

The Holtbeast comes in with 14 wins spread over his last 16 games, two of which he was yanked from and did not receive a decision. Over that span he's picked up four shutouts and posted a .924 save percentage along with just 30 goals against. Wow.
Feb 18 - 1:06 PM

Jakub Vrana and Taylor Chorney will be scratched against the Red Wings on Saturday.

Through a dozen games up with the big boys this season Vrana has posted three points with little else to his credit. Through 14 games for Chorney, he's picked up three points with 11 PIMs, 22 blocks and hits.
Source: Dave Hogg
Feb 18 - 12:40 PM

Zach Sanford could be in the lineup on Saturday afternoon.

He is expected to get the nod over fellow call-up Jakub Vrana after he scored the game-winning goal last Saturday versus Anaheim. Sanford and Vrana are projected to see time on the third line while Andre Burakovsky recovers from a hand injury.
Feb 18 - 10:00 AM

Washington has summoned Zach Sanford from the AHL.

He has split time between Washington and Hershey this season. In 21 games with the Capitals, Sanford has one goal and one assist. He also has 16 points in 25 matches in the minors.
Feb 17 - 9:41 AM

Jakub Vrana has been recalled by Washington.

He has one goal and two assists in 12 games with the Capitals this season. In the minors, the 20-year-old forward has 25 points in 33 contests.
Feb 17 - 9:39 AM

Los Angeles has traded Tom Gilbert to Washington in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft pick.

He will report to Hershey of the AHL. He has one assist in minor-league outings this season. Gilbert had one goal and five points in 18 games with the Kings prior to being demoted.
Feb 15 - 12:52 PM

With Andre Burakovsky (hand) injured, Lars Eller is getting some playing time with the man advantage.

"It’s a great opportunity for me," Eller said. "That’s like icing on the cake. That’s where players want to play. That’s the really fun stuff. Hopefully, I can come in there and do some good things." Eller's not a major offensive threat, but he also typically doesn't get to play on the power play. For the time being, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Feb 14 - 6:47 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent Zach Sanford back to Hershey of the AHL.

Well, so much for scoring the winning goal on Saturday night. It was his first goal in his NHL career and it came in his 21st game. The Capitals start their mandatory five day break Sunday so it's very likely he will be recalled before they take on the Red Wings in Detroit Saturday.
Feb 12 - 10:39 AM

The Washington Capitals are a scoring machine in the friendly confines of the MCI Center.

The Capitals have scored five or more goals in 11 consecutive games and are averaging 4.52 goals per game at home in their last 21 contests. They certainly give the home crowd plenty to cheer about as NHL scoring per game is barely above the five goal mark.
Feb 12 - 5:22 AM


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