Player News - Capitals

Date: Team: Pos:

Jay Beagle will sit out Tuesday's game due to an illness.

He has registered 10 goals and 10 assists in 47 games this season. Chandler Stephenson will dress in Beagle's place.
Jan 24 - 5:37 PM

Philipp Grubauer will tend to Washington's cage on Tuesday versus Ottawa.

Coach Barry Trotz already confirmed that Braden Holtby would start Monday and Grubauer would play the second half of the Capitals' back-to-back situation. Grubauer has posted superb numbers this campaign when called upon. The backup netminder has a 9-1-2 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Jan 24 - 5:09 PM

Chandler Stephenson has been summoned from AHL Hershey.

He has skated in nine games with the Capitals this season since making his NHL debut on Oct. 15. Stephenson is still looking for his first big-league point.
Jan 24 - 1:57 PM

Alex Ovechkin is on an eight-game point streak.

Ovechkin kept that run going by registering an assist in Washington's 6-1 win over Carolina on Monday. He has 22 goals and 43 points in 47 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 24 - 10:59 AM

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby turned aside 25 of the 26 shots he faced during a 6-1 slaughter of the visiting Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.

Holtby improved his season record to 23-8-4 and his goals-against average to 1.96. He has a solid save percentage of .929. Despite being pulled from goal twice during tough outings in January, Holtby is 8-0-0 on the month. He is, of course, always a smart fantasy option.
Jan 23 - 10:42 PM

Dmitry Orlov scored two goals to lead the Capitals to a 6-1 rout over the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington Monday night.

The Caps are on fire. Their win Monday extended their points streak to 14 games, tied for the second-longest in their history. Washington is 12-0-2 over the streak and has scored at least four goals in eight consecutive games. Orlov's goals were his third and fourth of the season. Also notching goals for the Caps Monday were Justin Williams (his 17th of the season), Evgeny Kuznetsov (seventh), T.J. Oshie (18th) and Lars Eller (seventh). Andre Burakovsky assisted on three of Washington's goals and now has 16 assists on the season.
Jan 23 - 10:35 PM

T.J. Oshie has been named the third star of the week.

He notched three goals and three assists in three games. Oshie recorded a goal in each outing during his three-game point streak. He has 17 goals and 31 points in 38 matches this year.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 23 - 5:50 PM

Braden Holtby will start Monday's match against Carolina.

In nine appearances this month, Holtby has a 7-0-0 record with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage despite being pulled twice. He has 22 wins in 36 games this season.
Jan 23 - 2:30 PM

John Carlson (lower body) is unlikely to play before the All-Star break.

"He's progressing pretty well," coach Barry Trotz said. "At this point, just because of the lack of practice time, we're probably going to probably hold him out until the All-Star break just because we're not giving him any ice time. But he is progressing. I'd probably say that's probably where we're headed. He's doing well." Trotz added that Carlson won't play Monday or Tuesday and he doesn't expect the team's top defender to play Thursday either even though there is a "slight possibility" that he plays in New Jersey.
Jan 23 - 2:25 PM

John Carlson (lower body) will not be in the lineup Monday night.

It will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines with a lower-body injury. Carlson also said that it won't be his decision if he plays on Tuesday. Carlson skated on Monday morning and did some work with the second power-play unit, so he appears to be making progress.
Jan 23 - 11:34 AM

Andre Burakovsky has four goals and seven points in his last five games.

He has been playing with Brent Connolly and Lars Eller and the trio have been playing well together. "That line is really coming," coach Barry Trotz said. "They’re producing. They make it really convenient for me at times when they’re going the way they are right now, that I can get away from matchups even on the road with the [Jay] Beagle line, the Eller line. What it does also is drive the other guys. They’re used to getting X amount of minutes, and it gives me the opportunity to go, ‘No, you’re not getting them unless you pick up the pace a little bit.’ They deserve to get more ice time. They’ve produced chances and they’re working hard and they’re getting results." Burakovsky has nine goals and 22 points in 43 games and is a plus-eight to boot. He has some value in deeper pools thanks to his recent hot streak.
Jan 23 - 10:08 AM

The Washington Capitals beat the Stars 4-3 in overtime for their first win over Dallas since 2008.

The franchise really has trouble with the Stars as they have not won in regulation in Dallas since October 17, 1995. That's a long stretch!
Jan 22 - 9:33 AM

Philipp Grubauer made 32 saves on 35 shots Saturday night to life the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Stars.

Grubauer did not get off to a strong start as the Stars outshot the Caps 25 to 13 in the first two periods. He gave up one goal on 15 shots in the first and two on 10 shots in the second, but settled down once his teammates began to score in the third. Grubauer faced another 10 shots in that period, but was perfect and sent the game into overtime. Jay Beagle scored the game winner 19 seconds into the extra period, so Grubauer did not have to face another shot. Grubauer now has a record of 9-1-2 with a save percentage of .925.
Jan 22 - 12:37 AM

Jay Beagle scored 19 seconds into overtime and capped a three-goal, come-from-behind surge as the Capitals beat the Stars 4-3 Saturday night.

The Stars were leading 3-1 at the end of the second when Alex Ovechkin and TJ Oshie scored in the third to tie the game. Both goals had assists from Matt Niskanen and Nicklas Backstrom. Niskanen also provided an assist on Beagle’s goal to give him three for the night. This was the second consecutive game in which Beagle scored a goal.

Don't expect to see John Carlson (lower body) play on Saturday against the Stars.

He didn't at the morning skate, which is a near-definite sign that he will miss his third straight game. Carlson has five goals and 25 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 21 - 4:43 PM


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