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Washington Capitals (35-20-10)


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vs. Tor 
W 4-0
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@ Cls 
W 5-3
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vs. Min 
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vs. NYR 
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(AP) -- While looking to add to his case for another MVP, Alex Ovechkin will try to help the Washington Capitals apply more pressure on the Metropolitan Division leaders.

To get two more points in Thursday night's opener to a lengthy homestand, the Capitals will have to get through a Minnesota Wild team that's proved quite adept at stifling opponents lately.

Ovechkin has scored two goals in each of Washington's back-to-back wins after tallying just one in a four-game stretch that included three consecutive defeats to end February. He scored the winning goal for the second straight contest Tuesday in a 5-3 victory in Columbus.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom67
Plus/Minus: K. Alzner14
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin320
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby31
Shutouts: B. Holtby7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 190 (5)
Shots: 1930 (14)
PP%: 23.9% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 698 (6)
Assists: 330 (5)
SH Goals: 3 (25)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Rangers 39 17 7 85
NY Islanders 41 21 3 85
Pittsburgh 36 18 9 81
Washington 35 20 10 80
Philadelphia 27 25 12 66
New Jersey 27 27 10 64
Columbus 26 33 4 56
Carolina 24 31 7 55
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 158 (21)
Shots Against: 1880 (16)
PK%: 81.1% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 733 (5)
Shutouts: 7 (8)
Sv%: 0.916 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/4 M. Latta Shoulder (day-to-day)
10/22 J. Erskine Neck surgery (IR)
10/7 D. Orlov Wrist (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/4 T. Lewington Signed Three-year contract
3/2 A. Burakovsky Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/1 C. Schilling Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/1 A. Volpatti Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/1 C. Glencross Traded for 2015 2nd-rd and 2015 3rd-rd picks
2/28 T. Gleason Traded for Jack Hillen, 2015 4th-rd pick
2/28 A. Volpatti Waived
2/21 C. Schilling Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
2/18 S. Oleksy Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
2/10 S. Oleksy Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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