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Washington Capitals

Venue: Verizon Center | Coach: Barry Trotz
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Capitals2.892.2725.81%
Eastern6th3rd3rd

Capitals report: Roster

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Roster · Inside shots · Notes, quotes
 

GOALTENDERS
Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

DEFENSEMEN
John Erskine, Mike Green, Jeff Schultz, Milan Jurcina, Shaone Morrisonn, Tom Poti

FIRST LINE
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Viktor Kozlov

SECOND LINE
Tomas Fleischmann, Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Semin

THIRD LINE
Brooks Laich, David Steckel, Eric Fehr

FOURTH LINE
Donald Brashear, Boyd Gordon, Matt Bradley

PLAYER NOTES

--C Nicklas Backstrom is known more for his passing skills, but he's showing more and more that he can score. He did it again with a big goal late in the second period, taking a pass from LW Alex Ovechkin and faking Preds G Dan Ellis right down to his knees, leaving the second-year center an easy empty net.

--RW Alexander Semin had a spectacular game. He got the secondary assist on the winning goal, digging the puck out of the right corner and passing to RW Viktor Kozlov, who set up C Sergei Fedorov for the goal. Semin had eight shots and was everywhere, doing everything. Kozlov also assisted on the other Caps goal.

--LW Donald Brashear and RW Matt Bradley had tough times in their first-period fights that came within seconds. Brashear got knocked down by big Wade Belak and didn't come back. Bradley had to get stitches in his nose after his battle with Jordin Tootoo but did return for some shifts later on.

MEDICAL WATCH

--D Brian Pothier (concussion) remains out indefinitely but is on a conditioning stint.

--G Brent Johnson (hip surgery) is out until at least early April.

--RW Chris Clark (wrist injury) is out for the rest of the season.

--RW/C Michael Nylander (upper body) is day to day.

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