NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (49-26-7)


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L 2-5
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L 1-5
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W 4-0
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Defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals eyeing a repeat

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Tom Wilson caught himself. He knew what was about to come out of his mouth went against years of hatred between his Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I don't know why I'm saying this, but you respect a team like Pittsburgh," the top-line right winger said. "It's so hard to win, let alone to do it twice."

The Capitals are trying to do just that after ousting the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions last spring on their way to the first title in franchise history. Now that the celebrations are over, being the champs and trying to bounce back from success are new challenges for Alex Ovechkin and Co. after year after year of playoff disappointment.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin87
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin355
PIM: T. Wilson187
Win: B. Holtby34
Shutouts: P. Grubauer3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (9)
Shots: 2379 (31)
PP%: 22.5% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 800 (6)
Assists: 438 (9)
SH Goals: 4 (28)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 238 (16)
Shots Against: 2613 (18)
PK%: 80.3% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (8)
Shutouts: 3 (25)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/25 M. Kempny Upper body (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/24 A. Alexeyev Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
9/22 G. Besse Released
9/22 M. Simpson Released
9/22 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 K. Bindulis Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 M. Bau Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 H. Gustafsson Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 T. Geisser Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 M. Mitchell Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
9/22 B. Pinho Sent to minors Hershey (AHL)
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