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Washington Capitals (32-19-7)


Mon. 2/11 Tue. 2/12 Thu. 2/14 Sun. 2/17 Mon. 2/18
vs. LA 
W 6-4
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@ Cls 
L 0-3
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@ SJ 
W 5-1
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@ Anh 
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST8:00 PM CST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
@ LA 
7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST9:30 PM CST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)22:30 ETNaN:� BRT

Ovechkin, Oshie lift Capitals over Sharks 5-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) T.J. Oshie got the Washington Capitals going Thursday night, and Alex Ovechkin helped poured it on from there.

Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1.

Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots, and Ovechkin added an assist as the Capitals won for the fifth time in seven games after dropping seven straight.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin66
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny21
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin225
PIM: T. Wilson77
Win: B. Holtby20
Shutouts: B. Holtby2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 194 (7)
Shots: 1745 (22)
PP%: 21.1% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 538 (5)
Assists: 339 (5)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Islanders 34 17 6 74
Washington 32 19 7 71
Columbus 32 21 3 67
Pittsburgh 30 20 7 67
Carolina 29 22 6 64
Philadelphia 26 24 7 59
NY Rangers 24 24 8 56
New Jersey 21 28 8 50
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 183 (10)
Shots Against: 1874 (7)
PK%: 78.7% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 514 (10)
Shutouts: 3 (20)
Sv%: 0.902 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/8 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/4 P. Copley Contract extended Three-year contract extension
2/3 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL for conditioning stint
2/2 A. Ovechkin Suspension Over One game by NHL for missing ASG
1/31 J. Siegenthaler Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
1/24 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/18 J. Samuels-Thomas Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Hershey-AHL
12/31 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/27 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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