NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (10-5-4)


Sat. 2/20 Sun. 2/21 Sun. 2/21 Tue. 2/23 Thu. 2/25
vs. NYR 
L 1-4
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vs. NJ 
W 4-3
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vs. NYR 
Ppnd
vs. Pit 
2-3
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vs. Pit 
W 5-2
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Wilson scores winner on power play, Capitals beat Penguins

WASHINGTON (AP) Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:20 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night for their second victory in six games this season between the rivals.

Nicklas Backstrom scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season, and T.J. Oshie had one for the highlight reel in the third period when he dived one-handed to poke the puck past Tristan Jarry.

Wilson's tap-in on the power play helped Washington respond after blowing a 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals against 3 minutes apart.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom24
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz9
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin55
PIM: B. Dillon16
Win: V. Vanecek8
Shutouts: C. Anderson0
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 64 (7)
Shots: 559 (16)
PP%: 32.0% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 149 (20)
Assists: 104 (8)
SH Goals: 1 (20)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 63 (7)
Shots Against: 586 (10)
PK%: 79.7% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 134 (26)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.892 (26)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Malenstyn Achilles (IR)
1/3 M. Kempny Achilles (IR)
1/3 H. Lundqvist Heart (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/25 I. Samsonov Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/24 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/23 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/23 I. Samsonov Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/22 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/22 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/20 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/20 I. Samsonov Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/19 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/19 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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