NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (24-12-9)


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vs. VGK 
L 0-1
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vs. SJ 
L 1-4
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@ Dal 
W 5-0
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@ Pit 
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vs. Edm 
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Capitals beat Stars, former teammate Holtby 5-0

DALLAS (AP) Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Vitek Vanecek had 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals beat former teammate Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars 5-0 on Friday night.

Trevor van Riemsdyk, Tom Wilson, John Carlson and Connor McMichael also scored for the Capitals, who won in regulation for the first time since Jan. 15. Evgeny Kuznetsov also had two assists.

The Caps scored only one goal in their two previous games, their lone back-to-back regulation losses this season.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin58
Plus/Minus: N. Jensen20
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin208
PIM: T. Wilson56
Win: I. Samsonov13
Shutouts: I. Samsonov3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 143 (8)
Shots: 1422 (7)
PP%: 15.3% (30)
Penalty Minutes: 316 (27)
Assists: 236 (10)
SH Goals: 5 (9)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Pittsburgh 27 10 7 61
Carolina 29 9 2 60
NY Rangers 28 13 4 60
Washington 24 12 9 57
Columbus 19 21 1 39
NY Islanders 15 15 6 36
New Jersey 15 22 5 35
Philadelphia 13 22 8 34
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 120 (20)
Shots Against: 1274 (22)
PK%: 81.4% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 368 (20)
Shutouts: 6 (2)
Sv%: 0.906 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/28 M. Kempny COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/20 N. Jensen Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
1/15 T. Oshie Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
11/4 A. Mantha Shoulder - left game (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/28 J. Snively Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/27 J. Snively Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/27 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/23 D. Orlov Suspension Over
1/21 A. Jonsson-Fjallby Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/20 A. Jonsson-Fjallby Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/19 M. Kempny Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/19 A. Jonsson-Fjallby Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/19 M. Sgarbossa Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/19 D. Orlov Suspended Two games by NHL for kneeing
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