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Washington Capitals (56-18-8)


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Hit on Maatta, late shoves put Caps' Orpik under microscope

WASHINGTON (AP) During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff success for a long time.

With Orpik on the other side of its series with the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh was on the receiving end of Orpik's borderline play in Game 2. Not only did Orpik knock defenseman Olli Maatta out with a late hit to the head, but he wasn't afraid to shove Kris Letang in the face after the whistle.

Asked if Orpik plays any differently with Washington than he did with Pittsburgh, Letang said, "Uh, no."

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Leaders
Points: E. Kuznetsov77
Plus/Minus: E. Kuznetsov27
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin398
PIM: T. Wilson163
Win: B. Holtby48
Shutouts: B. Holtby3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 248 (2)
Shots: 2510 (7)
PP%: 21.9% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (20)
Assists: 422 (2)
SH Goals: 2 (30)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 56 18 8 120
x-Pittsburgh 48 26 8 104
x-NY Rangers 46 27 9 101
x-NY Islanders 45 27 10 100
x-Philadelphia 41 27 14 96
Carolina 35 31 16 86
New Jersey 38 36 8 84
Columbus 34 40 8 76
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 191 (29)
Shots Against: 2332 (25)
PK%: 85.2% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 727 (26)
Shutouts: 3 (26)
Sv%: 0.918 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/22 D. Ellis Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/20 D. Ellis Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/11 Z. Sill Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/10 Z. Sill Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/28 A. Carlson Signed as Free Agent Two-year contract
2/28 D. Winnik Traded w/ pick for Laich, Carrick, pick
2/28 R. Bourque Traded for Chris Brown
2/23 M. Weber Traded for 2017 3rd Round Draft Pick
2/19 T. Chorney Contract extended Two-year contract extension
2/8 C. Carrick Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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