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Justin Williams, # 14
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
802424481450
 
News
Williams won Game 5 for the Capitals in overtime Friday, as he went five-hole on Frederik Andersen.

With so much attention on "bigger names" like Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, or T.J. Oshie, it's not uncommon for fantasy poolies to overlook Williams. However, that'd be a mistake with the guy averaging a point per contest in this quarterfinal playoff round. The Capitals will try to finish off the young Maple Leafs with a road win Sunday evening.

Brooks Orpik, # 44
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
79014143248
 
Alex Ovechkin, # 8
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
82333669650
 
News
Ovechkin absorbed a controversial hit from Nazem Kadri late in the first period of Game 5's overtime win against the Maple Leafs on Friday night. He was seen clutching his left leg, but ultimately returned to start the second frame.

Kadri leaned into Ovechkin and swept him right off his skates and into a flipping motion. The Toronto forward was whistled for a two-minute tripping penalty as a result of the nasty play, but Ovi would end up slashing him near his hip/ribs area as payback. Given the unabashed intensity displayed in this contest, we can only imagine what Game 6 will bring. Ovechkin, apparently none the worse for the wear, can help his team close out the series with a win Sunday.

Nicklas Backstrom, # 19
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
822363861738
 
Daniel Winnik, # 26
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
721213251549
 
Karl Alzner, # 27
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
82310132328
 
Injuries
Upper Body - Probable for start of season (Updated - 4/24/17)
News
Alzner (upper body) has been ruled out for Sunday's Game 6 against the Maple Leafs.

Alzner continues to sport a day-to-day tag and was present at the team's morning skate Sunday, but it's tough to determine exactly when he will rejoin the lineup. Given the team's advantage in the series, it's possible the club is giving the blueliner a precautionary rest for a potential Game 7 return or for Game 1 of the second round. Regardless, the Caps will likely roll with the same defensive pairings in Game 6.

Matt Niskanen, # 2
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
78534392032
 
Jay Beagle, # 83
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
811317302022
 
Lars Eller, # 20
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
811213251536
 
T.J. Oshie, # 77
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
683323562836
 
News
Oshie found the back of the net on the power play in Friday's 2-1, Game 5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

The crafty winger tracked down a Nicklas Backstrom shot that hit the crossbar, and then tucked in the rebound on a backhand. Oshie is currently tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby for the third-most playoff points at seven.

John Carlson, # 74
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7292837710
 
Braden Holtby, # 70
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
6342-13-19.9252.07
 
News
Holtby stopped 37 of 38 shots in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 overtime victory over the Leafs.

Holtby was simply outstanding on the night, paving the way for Marcus Johansson to strike in the extra frame and eliminate the Leafs from the playoffs. The netminder was exploited at times earlier in the round, but he really shut the door in back-to-back victories to close out the series. Holtby has a noted history of being a playoff performer and he lived up to that reputation on Sunday. The 27-year-old will have his hands full with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in Round 2, but if there is anyone capable of shutting down some of the NHL's biggest stars, it's Holtby.

Brett Connolly, # 10
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
66158232040
 
Kevin Shattenkirk, # 22
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
80134356-747
 
News
Shattenkirk provided a secondary assist on the power play in Friday's Game 5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

The talented puck-moving blueliner has a pair of man-advantage assists representing his point total in this opening series, but he's been lackluster defensively as the owner of a minus-4 rating. Shattenkirk and the Caps will look to advance to the conference semifinals and can do so with a road win over the Buds on Sunday.

Marcus Johansson, # 90
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
822434582510
 
News
Johansson scored the game-tying goal and also scored in overtime in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 win over Toronto.

A clutch effort from Johansson, who had managed three helpers in the previous five games. He plays on the second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams, but has never been known for being a big-time playoff performer. That could change now, however, as he scored one of the biggest goals of his career Sunday and should look to build upon that in Round 2 against Pittsburgh. After netting a career-high 58 points this season, Johansson is destined to be a key part of Washington's playoff run this year.

Philipp Grubauer, # 31
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
2413-6-23.9262.04
 
Dmitry Orlov, # 9
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
82627333051
 
Tom Wilson, # 43
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
82712199133
 
Andre Burakovsky, # 65
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
641223351314
 
Evgeny Kuznetsov, # 92
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
821940591846
 
News
Kuznetsov has one goal and two assists in five playoff games against Toronto.

After a season where he scored 19 goals and recorded 59 points, Kuznetsov is continuing his production for Caps in the playoffs. He's averaging 20:53 of ice time, along with being in the power-play rotation. The 24-year-old continues to be a solid DFS option if Washington can clinch the series.