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Washington Capitals (34-18-7)


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@ Chi
L 1-7
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@ Buf
W 3-2
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Lightning, Capitals clash in battle of first-place teams

WASHINGTON -- The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Washington on Tuesday night to face the Capitals in a matchup of division leaders.

That is because the Capitals (34-18-7) inched ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Metropolitan Division lead Monday with a 3-2 win in Buffalo.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 35th goal as Washington bounced back from a 7-1 drubbing Saturday in Chicago, a game in which Ovechkin didn't register a shot on goal.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin66
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen14
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin242
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby28
Shutouts: P. Grubauer1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 182 (8)
Shots: 1676 (31)
PP%: 20.8% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 596 (6)
Assists: 312 (9)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 34 18 7 75
Pittsburgh 35 22 4 74
Philadelphia 30 19 10 70
New Jersey 31 20 8 70
Carolina 27 23 10 64
NY Islanders 29 26 6 64
Columbus 29 25 5 63
NY Rangers 27 28 5 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 175 (13)
Shots Against: 1929 (8)
PK%: 80.2% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 545 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/19 M. Kempny Traded for 2018 Third-round draft pick
2/10 L. Eller Contract extended Five-year contract extension
2/9 A. Chapie Traded with J.Whitney for J.Albert/H.Labrie
2/9 J. Whitney Traded with A.Chapie for J.Albert/H.Labrie
1/13 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/12 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/28 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/20 N. Walker Claimed off waivers
12/18 J. Vrana Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/18 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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