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Washington Capitals (16-3-4)


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@ Bos
SO 3-2
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vs. Anh
W 5-2
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@ NYR
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET23:00 BRT
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vs. Van
9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST21:30 UAE12:30 ET15:30 BRT
vs. Fla
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT

Rangers lose games, patience before facing Caps

The secret to success for the New York Rangers is pretty simple: Don't allow more than three goals per game. Unfortunately for the Rangers, the Washington Capitals might be stirring, and they're coming to town Wednesday night.

The Rangers will look to slow down the high-powered Capitals when the two Metropolitan Division rivals face off in the second of their four scheduled regular-season meetings.

Both teams enter the game in the midst of mini-streaks. The Rangers lost their second straight on Saturday, when they completed a rough two-game road trip by falling to the Florida Panthers 4-3. The Capitals won their second in a row Monday by beating the visiting Anaheim Ducks 5-2.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson34
Plus/Minus: J. Carlson15
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin111
PIM: G. Hathaway30
Win: B. Holtby11
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 86 (1)
Shots: 731 (5)
PP%: 24.3% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 220 (7)
Assists: 138 (1)
SH Goals: 3 (10)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 16 3 4 36
NY Islanders 15 3 1 31
Carolina 13 7 1 27
Pittsburgh 11 7 3 25
Philadelphia 10 7 4 24
Columbus 8 8 4 20
NY Rangers 8 8 2 18
New Jersey 7 9 4 18
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 68 (10)
Shots Against: 722 (7)
PK%: 85.2% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 210 (7)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.906 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/20 N. Backstrom Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
11/15 N. Dowd Hand (IR)
11/9 C. Hagelin Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/20 B. Malenstyn Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 G. Hathaway Suspended Three games by NHL for spitting
11/16 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/16 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/16 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/16 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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