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Washington Capitals (47-17-8)


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Caps aim to hold off charging Blue Jackets

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are getting hot at the right time.

With 10 regular-season games remaining, the Capitals (47-17-8) are 3-0-1 in their past four games. Ovechkin, after a dry spell, has six points in his past five games as Washington hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets (47-19-6) on Thursday night.

The teams are battling for Metropolitan Division, Eastern Conference and NHL lead in points. NHL-leading Washington holds a one-point edge on the Pittsburgh Penguins and a two-point lead on Columbus.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom78
Plus/Minus: B. Orpik32
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin276
PIM: T. Wilson108
Win: B. Holtby37
Shutouts: B. Holtby8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 231 (4)
Shots: 2151 (23)
PP%: 22.0% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 673 (16)
Assists: 398 (2)
SH Goals: 5 (17)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 47 17 8 102
x-Pittsburgh 46 17 9 101
x-Columbus 47 19 6 100
NY Rangers 45 25 4 94
NY Islanders 34 26 12 80
Carolina 31 27 13 75
Philadelphia 33 31 8 74
New Jersey 27 33 12 66
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 156 (30)
Shots Against: 2001 (28)
PK%: 83.8% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 630 (21)
Shutouts: 11 (1)
Sv%: 0.922 (2)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/20 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/17 J. Vrana Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/15 K. Shattenkirk Suspension Over
3/12 K. Shattenkirk Suspended Two games by NHL for charging
3/7 P. Carey Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/7 K. Bindulis Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
3/7 H. Gustafsson Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/2 L. Johansen Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/2 C. Williams Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/2 M. Mitchell Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
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