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Capitals3.182.1424.89%
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Justin Williams, # 14
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
802424481450
 
Brooks Orpik, # 44
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
79014143248
 
Alex Ovechkin, # 8
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
82333669650
 
News
Ovechkin potted his fourth goal of the playoffs in Thursday's 3-2 Game 1 loss to the Penguins.

Ovechkin ended Marc-Andre Fleury's shutout bid with 1:43 to play in the second period after Sidney Crosby had also reached the four-goal mark by potting two earlier in the frame. The pair find themselves among a group of seven players tied for second in goals behind Jake Guentzel's five. Ovie had been held off the scoresheet in each of his last two appearances, and is still looking for his first assist of the postseason.

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 - 4/29/17)
News
Alzner (upper body) remains day-to-day ahead of Game 2 against the Penguins on Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "He's getting close," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.

This effectively rules out the shutdown defenseman for the next contest. Alzner's played through a litany of injuries throughout his career, but he's also proven human as a lineup absentee since Game 2 of the conference quarterfinals.

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
 
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 was replaced by Phillip Grabauer to start the third period Saturday.

Holtby allowed three goals on just 14 shots.

Brett Connolly, # 10
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
66158232040
 
News
Connolly will be a healthy scratch for Game 2 against the Penguins on Saturday, sitting in favor of Paul Carey.

Connolly has seen his ice time drop precipitously in these playoffs. As opined by JJ Regan of CSN Mid-Atlantic, Carey has earned the start based on his skating skills being superior to that of Connolly. Either way, this concerns the fourth line, a spot in which mining for fantasy value is generally a fruitless exercise.

Kevin Shattenkirk, # 22
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
80134356-747
 
Marcus Johansson, # 90
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
822434582510
 
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