NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (16-4-4)


Mon. 11/18 Wed. 11/20 Sat. 11/23 Wed. 11/27 Fri. 11/29
vs. Anh 
W 5-2
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@ NYR 
L 1-4
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vs. Van 
9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST11:30 AM CST12:30 PM EST21:30 UAE12:30 ET15:30 BRT
vs. Fla 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT
vs. TB 
2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST4:00 PM CST5:00 PM EST2:00 UAE (+1)17:00 ET20:00 BRT

Capitals look to rebound vs. visiting Canucks

The Washington Capitals will try to bounce back, and the visiting Vancouver Canucks hope to build a winning streak when the two teams meet in a Saturday matinee.

Washington is coming off of a 4-1 road loss to the New York Rangers, and even though the Caps hit the post and crossbar at least three times, they lost. Now, Washington, which remains in first in the Metropolitan Division ahead of the hot New York Islanders, wants to do better.

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only Caps' goal in the loss, with an assist from John Carlson, who continued his early-season offensive roll. Carlson now has scored a point in eight straight games -- one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. He had 18 points in a nine-game scoring run earlier this year.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson36
Plus/Minus: J. Carlson15
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin112
PIM: G. Hathaway30
Win: B. Holtby11
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 87 (1)
Shots: 762 (4)
PP%: 24.7% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 231 (5)
Assists: 140 (2)
SH Goals: 3 (12)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 16 4 4 36
NY Islanders 16 3 1 33
Carolina 13 8 1 27
Pittsburgh 11 7 4 26
Philadelphia 11 7 4 26
Columbus 9 8 4 22
NY Rangers 9 8 2 20
New Jersey 7 9 4 18
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 72 (9)
Shots Against: 753 (7)
PK%: 83.3% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 221 (7)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.904 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/20 N. Backstrom Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
11/15 N. Dowd Hand (IR)
11/9 C. Hagelin Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/22 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 B. Malenstyn Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 G. Hathaway Suspended Three games by NHL for spitting
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