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Team W-L-OTL Pts
55-23-4 114
52-23-7 111
38-27-16 92
40-31-11 91
38-31-12 88
38-33-11 87
38-39-5 81
27-43-12 66

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Two points in playoff-clinching win

    Oshie tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Philadelphia.

    Oshie set up Alex Ovechkin's opening goal in the first period before depositing the eventual game-winner into an empty net in the third, clinching a 2-1 Capitals win and the final spot in the playoffs. The 37-year-old Oshie had gone 10 contests without a goal, logging four assists in that span. He'll wrap up the regular season with 12 goals and 25 points in 52 games.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Wins third straight

    Lindgren stopped 27 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.

    Lindgren was sharp again Tuesday, holding the Flyers to a lone Erik Johnson goal in the second period en route to a playoff-clinching victory. The 30-year-old Lindgren now has three wins in four days to close out the regular season, allowing just three goals on 78 shots in that span. He'll wrap up the campaign with a 25-16-7 record, .911 save percentage, and 2.67 GAA across 50 appearances.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Expected to play

    Malenstyn (upper body) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Flyers, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Malenstyn is set to play on the fourth line after leaving Monday's game versus the Bruins. The 26-year-old is a key part of the Capitals' depth as a physical presence, and it's all hands on deck for a win-and-in situation for Washington.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Game-time call

    Malenstyn (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's regular-season finale versus the Flyers, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    If Malenstyn's able to go, he's expected to slot into a fourth-line role against Philadelphia. He's picked up 21 points and a whopping 237 hits through 80 contests this season.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Starting again Tuesday

    Lindgren will be between the pipes on the road against the Flyers on Tuesday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Lindgren gets the starting nod on the second game of the Caps' season-ending back-to-back after stopping all 16 shots he faced versus Boston on Monday. Perhaps if the Minnesota native had faced a heavier workload, then the club would have decided to roll with Darcy Kuemper. In his last five outings, the 30-year-old Lindgren is 3-1-1 with a 1.81 GAA and a .931 save percentage. He figures to remain Washington's preferred choice between the pipes should the Capitals make the playoffs.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Earns sixth shutout

    Lindgren stopped 16 shots in a 2-0 shutout win over the Bruins on Monday.

    Lindgren has won three of his last four starts, stopping 103 of 109 shots in that span, as he improves to 24-16-7 with a .910 save percentage, 2.71 GAA and a league-leading six shutouts in his first season as a full-time starter. The 30-year-old Lindgren could be back in net for Tuesday's season finale, as the Caps can lock up a playoff spot with a victory.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Exits Monday's contest

    Malenstyn (upper body) will not return to Monday's game against Boston.

    Malenstyn put two shots on goal while logging 8:44 of ice time before exiting Monday's game. The 26-year-old has 21 points and 98 shots through 80 games. The team should have an update on his status before Tuesday's regular-season finale in Philadelphia.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: In goal Monday

    Lindgren will be between the pipes for Monday's home matchup with Boston, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Lindgren has featured in 21 of the Caps' last 23 contests, posting an 11-8-2 record to go with a 2.92 GAA. With a back-to-back on the schedule, Darcy Kuemper will likely get the nod on the road versus the Flyers on Tuesday. Lindgren is 1-0-1 with two goals allowed on 47 shots versus the Bruins this season.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp Saturday

    Dowd registered a goal, five PIM and eight hits in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.

    Dowd dropped the gloves with Lightning forward Michael Eyssimont following the latter's hit that knocked Nick Jensen (undisclosed) out of the game. Dowd also provided an insurance goal in the third period to snap a six-game scoring drought. The 33-year-old forward has hit the 20-point mark in three consecutive seasons.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Won't return in regular season

    Jensen (undisclosed) was spotted at the Capitals facility Sunday, but he'll miss their remaining two regular-season games, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    It's encouraging to see Jensen back with the team Sunday considering he had to leave the ice on a stretcher after crashing into the boards in Saturday's game versus Tampa Bay. While the blueliner will miss the Caps' remaining two regular-season contests, he could return for the playoffs, should Washington qualify. Jensen will wrap up the campaign with one goal, 14 points and a minus-9 rating across 78 games.

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  • Capitals' Dylan McIlrath: Summoned from AHL

    McIlrath was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    McIlrath has three goals, nine points and 100 PIM in 58 AHL contests this campaign. After Nick Jensen (undisclosed) was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Saturday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, McIlrath or Lucas Johansen could play in Monday's contest versus Boston.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Sets franchise record with goal

    Carlson scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

    He scored on a high wrist shot from the right circle on a third-period power play to push the Capitalss ahead 3-2. Carlson's 150th NHL goal moved him past Kevin Hatcher for the most goals by a defender in franchise history. Carlson has nine markers and 51 points in 80 games this season. He's tied with Shayne Gostisbehere for 15th among NHL blueliners in scoring.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Warming up at right time

    Lindgren made 32 saves in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.

    Lindgren came up big when the Capitals needed him, and he has now won two of his last three starts after going five straight contests without a victory. His solid work comes at the right time for the Caps, who are tied with the Flyers and Red Wings for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Lindgren has a 23-16-7 record with five shutouts, a 2.77 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season. He has arguably been Washington's most valuable player in 2023-24

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  • Capitals' Sonny Milano: Two-goal outburst

    Milano scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.

    The goals were his first in nine games. Milan has a career-high 15 tallies in 2023-24, but he hasn't been a reliable fantasy play. Milano's 31.3 shooting percentage is almost double his career mark (16.2). He has also put up points (five goals) in just two of his last 16 games.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Stretchered off Saturday

    Jensen (undisclosed) is conscious, alert and has the use of all his extremities, according to the Capitals. He was stretchered off the ice in the first period of Saturday's game against the Lightning.

    Jensen crashed violently into the boards after absorbing a hit from Lightning winger Michael Eyssimont and was motionless on the ice for several minutes before being stretchered off. The 33-year-old defenseman could be in store for a lengthy absence even if the Capitals manage to secure a playoff spot in the waning days of the 2023-24 season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.60 3.05 20.6

Injuries

Player Injury
R. Sandin D Rasmus Sandin D Upper Body
N. Backstrom C Nicklas Backstrom C Hip
E. Bear D Ethan Bear D Personal
N. Jensen D Nick Jensen D Undisclosed