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Washington Capitals (49-26-7)


Thu. 4/19 Sat. 4/21 Mon. 4/23 Wed. 4/25
@ Cls
W 4-1
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vs. Cls
W 4-3
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Was 2 - 1 Cls
2nd Pd 6:38
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Surging Capitals aim to close out Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After losing two games to start the postseason, the Washington Capitals stand on the brink of completing a comeback and advancing to the next round in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

A 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday in Washington gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and put them one win from closing out the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Game 6 will be played Monday night at Nationwide Arena, where the Capitals already have won twice in the playoffs.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin87
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin355
PIM: T. Wilson187
Win: B. Holtby34
Shutouts: P. Grubauer3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (9)
Shots: 2379 (31)
PP%: 22.5% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 800 (6)
Assists: 438 (9)
SH Goals: 4 (28)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 238 (16)
Shots Against: 2613 (18)
PK%: 80.3% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (8)
Shutouts: 3 (25)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/16 A. Burakovsky Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/7 T. Boyd Illness (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/4 B. Pinho Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/3 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/3 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/29 P. Copley Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/27 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/26 P. Copley Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/23 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/23 S. Gersich Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/22 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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