Fantasy NHL
Washington Capitals Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Braden Holtby, G4/25/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby made 35 saves on 37 chances, but it wasn't enough as his counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, only allowed one goal. The final New York goal was an empty-netter. Holtby is 2-3 in the series, but he has allowed just two goals in the last 58 shots he has faced. Game 7 is on Monday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C4/23/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three points during Thursday's Game 5 win over the Islanders.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with seven shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating on the night. The goals were his first two of the series.
Nicklas Backstrom, C4/21/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: He scored the OT winner to send Washington home with the series tied 2-2. Backstrom also had an assist, five shots, and a plus-two rating on the night.
Alex Ovechkin, RW4/21/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points in Tuesday's Game 3 OT win over the Islanders.
Insight: He scored the opening goal on a pretty deflection in the first period and set up the game0winner in OT. The goal was Ovechkin's second of the series.
Nicklas Backstrom, C4/19/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the team's lone goal Sunday versus the Islanders.
Insight: It tied the game with just over six minutes left in the third, but Washington eventually fell in overtime. Backstrom now has two goals int he series.
Alex Ovechkin, RW4/17/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in eight playoff games as Washington cameback to beat the New York Islanders, 4-3.
Insight: Ovechkin skated to the front of the net and scored on a rebound from close range to bring Washington to within a goal. The Capitals then scored twice in the third period to win. It was a huge victory as Washington was already down, 1-0, in the series and started rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer. Game 3 is on Sunday.
Nicklas Backstrom, CHot4/17/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big night for Washington in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Islanders.
Insight: Coach Barry Trotz started playing Backstrom with Alex Ovechkin in the second period, and it lite a fire in the Capitals. Washington outshot New York, 30-14, after the first period. Backstrom had a goal and two assists with four shots on net. On his goal, Backstrom skated right through New York's defense, which backed off out of respect, and he just snapped a wrist shot to the corner of the goal. The series is tied, 1-1.
Braden Holtby, G4/17/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby is not starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Islanders according to NBC Sports.
Insight: It's a tough break for the Capitals, who already trail in the series, 1-0. Holtby is sick, so Philipp Grubauer will get his first career NHL playoff start. Grubauer has played well this season, but it was in the AHL at Hershey.
Marcus Johansson, C4/15/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored the only Washington goal of Game 1 as the Islanders won, 4-1.
Insight: Johansson's goal tied the game at one before the first intermission, but Washington never really got into its game. The Capitals were also 0-for-2 on the power play.
Alex Ovechkin, RW4/11/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal in the finale to finish with 53 goals on the season.
Insight: Ovechkin had just an incredible season with 53 goals and 81 points with a plus-10 rating and 56 penalty minutes in 81 games. He also had 25 power-play goals. Ovechkin has to be the top pick in next season's draft.
Mike Green, D4/5/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Easter.
Insight: Green assisted Evgeny Kuznetsov's power-play goal in the first period and then scored in the second period. Green has 10 goals and 35 assists with a plus-15 rating in 70 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G4/5/2015 8:22:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Wings on Sunday.
Insight: Washington has spent most of the season in fourth place of the Metropolitian Division, but with the collpase of the Islanders and Penguins, the Capitals have a great chance to finish in second and have home ice in the first round. Holtby made 35 saves and is now 39-19-10 this season.
Troy Brouwer, RW4/5/2015 9:47:00 AM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer recorded two points during Saturday's overtime loss against the Senators.
Insight: Brouwer had a goal and an assist, along with five shots and a plus-two rating on the night. He now has 21 goals, 41 points, 51 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 79 games this season.
Joel Ward, RW4/2/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored twice in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday. The victory moves Washington into a tie for second place in the Metropolitian Division.
Insight: Washington, Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders are seperated by one point with four games to go. The Penguins, however, have five games left. Ward scored his two goals on three shots. He has 19 goals and 15 assists in 78 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW4/2/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals in the, 5-4, shootout victory over the Canadiens on Thursday.
Insight: Ovechkin just continues his masterful season as he scored two more power-play goals. He registered four shots on goal. Ovechkin has 52 goals, 27 assists, 374 shots on net, 54 penalty minutes, 31 power-play points and a plus-11 rating in 77 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/31/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points during Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-two rating on the night. Ovechkin leads the league with 50 goals, and now has 77 points through 76 games. Mike Green, Joel Ward, and Brooks Laich also lit the lamp for Washington.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/29/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals during Sunday's victory against the Rangers.
Insight: He leads the league with 49 goals, and now has 75 points through 75 games this season. Jason Chimera also scored twice for Washington, while Marcus Johansson tallied the fifth goal of the team during Sunday's win.
Troy Brouwer, RW3/28/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a pair of goals in the loss to the Capitals on Saturday.
Insight: Brouwer was also plus-three and was second only to Alex Ovechkin in shots on goal. Brouwer has 20 goals and 18 assists in 75 games this season.
Eric Fehr, RW3/26/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Capitals winger Eric Fehr scored a goal during Thursday's victory against the Devils.
Insight: It was his 19th of the season, and Fehr now has 30 points through 70 games. His production is not enough to warrant a roster spot on fantasy squads.
Braden Holtby, G3/19/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals versus the Wild on Thursday as Washington won, 3-2.
Insight: Holtby made 24 saves in the victory. He has now won three games in a row. Holtby is 35-18-9 this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/19/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin keeps plugging away as he scored two more goals on Thursday to lift Washington over Minnesota, 3-2.
Insight: Ovechkin's goals came on even strength. He has 47 goals and 26 assists with a plus-14 rating and 50 penalty minutes in 71 games this season.
Mike Green, D3/16/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green scored a goal Monday versus Buffalo.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Green now has six goals and 39 poins through 61 games this season. Curtis Glencross and Evgeny Kuznetsov also tallied for Washington.
Braden Holtby, G3/15/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Sunday against the Bruins.
Insight: Holtby made 32 saves on the night and was able to snap a two-game losing streak. He is now 33-18-9 overall.
John Carlson, D3/15/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman John Carlson's goal in the first period ended up being the game-winner Sunday versus Boston.
Insight: Washington defeated the Bruins 2-0, with Carlson scoring his 11th of the season, and he now has 47 points through 70 games. Nate Scmidt also tallied for Washington, his first goal of the season.
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C3/13/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded two points during Friday's loss to the Stars.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Kuznetsov now has seven goals and 28 points through 67 games this season. He can be left on the wire.
Mike Green, D3/11/2015 12:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play on Wednesday against the Rangers according to CSN Washington.
Insight: Green was, however, able to skate and practice on Wednesday. He should be considered day-to-day.
Braden Holtby, G3/7/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby did not face much of a test Saturday against Buffalo.
Insight: Holtby defeated the Sabres by stopping 16-of-17 shots on goal. He is now 32-16-9 overall.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/7/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist during Saturday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: He also had an impressive eight shots on goal, and now has 44 goals, 69 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-12 rating through 66 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G3/5/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a decent game versus the Wild on Thursday, but he and Washington lost, 2-1.
Insight: Holtby made 28 saves on 30 shots. He is 31-16-9 and came into Thursday with a 2.17 GAA, .925 save percentage and seven shutouts. Holtby is in the top six among goaltenders in each of those categories.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/5/2015 7:05:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday.
Insight: Ovechkin is out with a lower-body injury. It's a rare absence as Ovechkin has played in the last 96 games. He has 43 goals and 67 points in 65 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/5/2015 2:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision Thursday.
Insight: Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), is tied for the lead in points and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating.
Nicklas Backstrom, CHot3/3/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
Alex Ovechkin, RWHot3/3/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continued his magical season as he scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Insight: Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating. Ovechkin has continued to produce in penalty minutes (44), and is deadly on the power play. He added another goal on the man advantage Tuesday and leads the league with 19 power-play goals. At the moment, Ovechkin is also tied for the league lead in points (67), with his teammate Nicklas Backstrom.
Braden Holtby, G3/1/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Sunday versus Toronto.
Insight: Holtby continued his stellar season by stopping all 29 shots on goal. He is now 30-15-9 overall.
Alex Ovechkin, RW3/1/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded three points during Sunday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin is the running for fantasy MVP, with 41 goals, 65 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 64 games.
Braden Holtby, G2/27/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby played well, but took the loss Friday versus Carolina.
Insight: Holtby allowed just two goals, but the Capitals were unable to solve Anton Khudobin. Holtby is now 29-15-9 overall.
Braden Holtby, G2/25/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Holtby allowed four goals on 26 shots, and dropped his record to 29-14-9. He is still a top notch option in net though. Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Troy Brouwer all lit the lamp for Washington.
Joel Ward, RW2/22/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Flyers.
Insight: It is nice to see that Ward has double-digits in goals (14), but with just 25 points through 61 games, he is not a relevant option. Tom Wilson also lit the lamp for Washington on the afternoon.
Eric Fehr, RW2/21/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Capitals winger Eric Fehr notched his 17th goal of the season during Saturday's shootout victory over the Islanders.
Insight: He has been up and down this season, but has decent overall numbers, with 17 goals, 25 points, and a plus-nine rating. Matt Niskanen also lit the lamp in regulation for Washington, with Evgeny Kuznetsov recording the winner in the shootout.
Braden Holtby, G2/19/2015 11:22:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his magical season with just one goal allowed in the, 5-1, victory over the Jets on Thursday.
Insight: Holtby faced just 20 shots, turning aside 19 of them. He continues to excell in every single fantasy category with a 28-12-9 record, .925 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA with six shutouts this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/19/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets.
Insight: Ovechkin led the Capitals with six shots on net in the, 5-1, victory. Rick Nash did score for the Rangers on Thursday, but Ovechkin's goal keeps him two ahead of Nash for the league lead. Ovechkin has 38 goals and 23 assists this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C2/19/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Thursday's, 5-1, victory over the Jets.
Insight: Backstrom scored twice on the power play, both goals coming in the second period. He also picked up an assist on the man advantage with John Carlson's goal. For good measure, Washington added another special teams goal on the penalty kill. Backstrom has 18 goals and 45 assists in 59 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/17/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored another goal on Tuesday to increase his NHL lead in the category.
Insight: A bouncing puck found Ovechkin in the middle of the ice, which led to a breakaway opportunity on the power play for Ovechkin. He didn't miss, beating Marc-Andre Fleury to his stick side. He then had an assist on the game-winning power-play goal. Ovechkin has 37 goals and 22 assists this season.
Braden Holtby, G2/17/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 33 shots versus the Penguins on Tuesday.
Insight: Holtby picked up his third victory of the season versus the Penguins. He has allowed just one goal in nine periods against Pittsburgh. Holtby has been one of the most valuable fantasy goalies this season based on his ADP. He is 27-12-9 this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/15/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a huge game Sunday versus Anaheim.
Insight: He recorded two goals and two assists, along with seven shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin now leads the league with 36 goals, and also has 57 points through 57 games this season.
Andre Burakovsky, LW2/15/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored twice during Sunday's win over the Ducks.
Insight: He also had four shots on goals and a plus-two rating on the night. Burakovsky now has nine goals and 21 points through 42 games, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/15/2015 9:16:00 AM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored versus the Kings on Saturday to pull within one goal of Rick Nash for the league lead in goals.
Insight: Nash scored earlier on Saturday to increase his lead to two, but Ovechkin answered with his own score. He led Washington with five shots on net. Ovechkin has 34 goals and 19 assists in 56 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/8/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin tied Rick Nash once again on Sunday for the league lead in goals scored.
Insight: Ovechkin had the only Washington score versus Philadelphia as the Capitals lost, 3-1. Ovechkin has 33 goals and 18 assists in 54 games this season. His plus-12 rating is really making owners smile because he was minus-35 last season.
Jason Chimera, LW2/6/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Washington winger Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist during Friday's shootout win over the Ducks.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Chimera is still not worthy of a roster spot however, with just five goals and 12 points through 50 games.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/5/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal Thursday against the Senators.
Insight: He did so in the first period, but that was when all the scoring was done. Ovechkin has been great this season, with 32 goals, 50 points, and a plus-13 rating through 52 games.
Braden Holtby, G2/3/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutout Tuesday versus Los Angeles.
Insight: He stopped all 27 shots on goal, and is now 24-10-9 on the season. Holtby needs to be started everytime he is in net.
Nicklas Backstrom, C2/3/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added two more points during Tuesday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Backstrom now has an impressive 54 points through 51 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW2/1/2015 4:44:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus the Blues on Super Bowl Sunday.
Insight: Ovechkin amassed an incredible 10 shots on goal. He scored on the power-play in the first period and then on even strength in the second. Ovechkin added an assist on Karl Alzner's goal in the third period. Ovechkin has 31 goals and 17 assists in 50 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G1/31/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby kept the Canadiens off the board for three periods Saturday to extend his scoreless streak to six straight periods.
Insight: Unfortunately for Holtby, Washington didn't score either and then he allowed a goal in overtime. Washington lost to Montreal, 1-0, on Saturday. Holtby is now 23-11-8 this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/28/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Ovechkin has gotten the better of Sid the Kid twice this season as the Penguins have failed to score in two games versus Washington. Ovechkin was plus-one with five shots on net. He has 29 goals and 16 assists in 48 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G1/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby shut out the Penguins again on Wednesday.
Insight: Holtby and the Capitals have faced the Penguins twice this season and have shut them out both times, outscoring them 7-0. Holtby made 27 saves in the shutout and picked up his 23rd victory of the season.
Troy Brouwer, RW1/27/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against Columbus.
Insight: He was also plus-two on the night, and now has 13 goals and 24 points through 47 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/20/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice Tuesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Ovechkin has been great this season, as he now has 27 goals and 43 points through 46 games.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/16/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Friday in the loss to the Predators.
Insight: Ovechkin led the team with nine shots on goal. He scored both the goals in the second period with the second goal coming on the power play. Ovechkin has 24 goals and 15 assists in 44 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G1/14/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Wednesday.
Insight: Holtby needed every one of his 21 saves as Washington beat Philadelphia, 1-0, on Wednesday. Holtby is 6-0-1 and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his seven starts this month.
Braden Holtby, G1/12/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby continued his strong season Monday against Colorado.
Insight: He stopped 31-of-32 shots on goal, and raised his record to 21-8-7 on the season. Holtby is a great option for owners in net.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/12/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Monday's victory against the Avalanche.
Insight: He has been great this season, andnow has 22 goals, 37 points, and a plus-10 rating overall.
Braden Holtby, G1/10/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 27 attempts on Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Holtby made 26 saves in his 20th victory of the season. He came into the game with a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage in 35 games this season.
Troy Brouwer, RW1/10/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored on the power play on Saturday.
Insight: Brouwer scored an unassisted goal on the man advantage less than two minutes into the game. Brouwer has 12 goals and nine assists in 41 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G1/8/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed three goals during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers.
Insight: He faced 33 shots on goal, and is now 19-8-7 on the season. Holtby is a fine option for fantasy owners.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/8/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Thursday's overtime loss to the Flyers.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has 21 goals and 36 points through 40 games.
Marcus Johansson, C1/7/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Johansson now has 12 goals and 24 points through 39 games.
Eric Fehr, RW1/7/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr recorded three points during Wednesday's victory against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with four shots and a plus-three rating. Fehr now has 13 goals and 20 points through 36 games. He is worthy of a roster spot.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/4/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two points during Sunday's victory over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Ovechkin now has 19 goals and 34 points through 38 games.
Braden Holtby, G1/1/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby earned the win Thursday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He stopped 33-of-35 shots on goal, and improved his record to 17-8-6 on the season.
Troy Brouwer, RW1/1/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer netted the game-winner Thursday's versus Chicago.
Insight: He did so with just over 12 seconds left in regulation. Brouwer now has 11 goals and 18 points through 37 games.
Alex Ovechkin, RW1/1/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded two points during Thursday's victory against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Ovechkin set up the game-winner by carrying the puck into Chicago's zone, before his stick was slashed. As he argued for a call, Troy Brouwer picked up the loose disc and deposited it for a 3-2 win. Ovechkin now has 18 goals and 32 points through 37 games.
Alex Ovechkin, RW12/29/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin sent Monday's game into overtime with a late third period goal against the Islanders.
Insight: Ovechkin assisted Nicklas Backstrom's goal earlier in the third period and then at the 17:19 mark, Ovechkin scored his 17th of the season to tie the game at three. At one point, Washington trailed, 3-0, in the third. New York, however, came back to win in overtime. Ovechkin has 17 goals and 13 assists with a plus-seven rating in 36 games this season.
Eric Fehr, RW12/27/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored a pair of goals against the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: It was reminiscent of the Winter Classic four years ago as Fehr played hero versus the Penguins again. Fehr scored the first goal of the game in the first period and basically sealed the victory with a third period score. On the last score, Fehr cleaned up a rebound in front of Marc Andre Fleury and was able to push the puck enough to get it across the red line. Fehr has nine goals and five assists this season.
Braden Holtby, G12/27/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby captured his first career victory over the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby came into Saturday's game winless in eight tries against Pittsburgh, but not only did he beat them on Saturday, Holtby shut them out as Washington won, 3-0. It was also the Capitals first victory over the Penguins in eight games. Holtby made 31 saves and is now 16-8-5 with three shutouts this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW12/23/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on Tuesday.
Insight: He led the team with six shots on goal, but still finished minus-one. As for his plus/minus for the season, though, Ovechkin is much improved from last season. He is plus-five with 16 goals and 12 assists.
Braden Holtby, G12/22/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby made 38 saves in a victory over the Senators on Monday.
Insight: Holtby picked up his 15th victory of the season with the, 2-1, victory over Ottawa. Holtby is 15-7-5 this season.
Braden Holtby, G12/20/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby pitched a shutput on Saturday night.
Insight: He stopped all 21 shots, but was not heavily tested. Nevertheless, Holtby improved his record to 14-7-5 on the season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C12/20/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big game during Saturday's win against the Devils.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes, two shots, and a plus-three rating. Backstrom now has 10 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
Braden Holtby, G12/18/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a bad night versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Holtby allowed four goals, facing just 26 shots. That's only good enough for a .846 save percentage, but Washington rallied to win in overtime to improve Holtby's record to 13-7-5.
Eric Fehr, RW12/18/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the overtime game-winner on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: The Capitals rallied twice to beat Columbus. Washington trailed 3-2 and then 4-3, but scored the final two goals to win, 5-4. Fehr also had an assist and now has seven goals and five assists in 28 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G12/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night.
Insight: The shootout was as entertaining as it gets, going 20 rounds. Holtby stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal and is now 12-7-5 on the season.
Troy Brouwer, RW12/16/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night.
Insight: He now has nine goals and 15 points through 30 games. Brouwer should be owned everywhere, but owners should beware he is not a consistent player.
Braden Holtby, G12/13/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby shut out the Lightning through 55 minutes of the game. He allowed two late goals to make things interesting, but Washington added an empty-net goal as they won, 4-2. Holtby is 12-7-4 this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C12/13/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: Backstrom scored on 3-of-his-4 shots on net. He was plus-two in the game. Backstrom is now averaging over a point per game this season with eight goals and 22 assists in 29 games.
Braden Holtby, G12/11/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took the loss in overtime Thursday against Columbus.
Insight: Holtby stopped 20-of-23 shots on goal, and was not tested too much. He is now 11-7-4 overall, and will continue to be the top goaltender for Washington.
Alex Ovechkin, RW12/11/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin did not score on Thursday, but had nine shots on goal.
Insight: Owners would like to see his scoring improve, as Ovechkin has 14 goals and 23 points through 28 games. He can do better.
John Carlson, D12/9/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman John Carlson amassed seven shots on net and had an assist on Tuesday.
Insight: Carlson also led the team with a plus-two rating. He has four goals and 16 assists with a plus-seven rating in 27 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW12/9/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Insight: Ovechkin scored the first goal of the game and finished off the victory with an empty-netter. He was tied with John Carlson for the team-lead with seven shots on net. Ovechkin has 14 goals and nine assists in 27 games this season.
Joel Ward, RW12/7/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Capitals right wing Joel Ward recorded two assists in Saturday's victory versus New Jersey.
Insight: Ward now has 15 points through 26 games this season and should be picked up in all leagues.
Braden Holtby, G12/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby picked up his 10th win of the season Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: He stopped 33-of-34 shots on goal, and has been somewhat of a surprise this season. Owners should be pleased with Holtby's output.
Brooks Laich, C12/6/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich notched two points during Saturday's victory versus New Jersey.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has two goals during his past three games. Laich has played only 11 games this season, so owners should hope this game gets him rolling.
Mike Green, D12/6/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Green suffered an upper body injury against the Sabres on Nov. 22, and the Capitals placed him on injured reserve. Green might not resume his duties on the team's top power-play line right away because John Carlson has played very well on that unit.
Eric Fehr, RW12/4/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Thursday's game against the Hurricanes.
Insight: The goal came at the 15:58 mark of the third period. Fehr has four goals this season, two of which are game-winners. He also has three assists and a plus-five rating.
Braden Holtby, G12/4/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed just one goal as Washington defeated Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday.
Insight: Holtby faced 30 shots, stopping 29 of them. He is 9-7-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.50 GAA and .909 save percentage.
John Carlson, D12/2/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman John Carlson had an incredible game on Tuesday versus the Canucks.
Insight: Carlson scored two goals on two shots, added an assist and finished plus-three. He has four goals, 14 assists with a plus-three rating this season.
Braden Holtby, G11/29/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a horrible night playing his second game of a back-to-back on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby was supposed to have the night off, but backup goalie Jason Peters, who started, allowed two goals in the first period. Holtby took over and yielded three goals in the second period on just 12 shots. Peters played the third period.
Braden Holtby, G11/28/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Friday's victory against the Islanders.
Insight: He stopped 26-of-28 shots in the 5-2 victory. Holtby is now 8-5-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.28 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Matt Niskanen, D11/28/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored a power play goal on Friday versus the Islanders.
Insight: It was just Niskanen's second goal of the season. Through 22 games, he has two goals, seven assists, and a minus-three rating, which is a huge disappointment. Last season with the Penguins, Niskanen had 10 goals, 36 assists and finished with a plus-33 rating.
Alex Ovechkin, RW11/26/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored both goals during Wednesday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Ovechkin now has a solid 22 points through 21 games.
Braden Holtby, G11/22/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby allowed two goals in Saturday's loss to Buffalo.
Insight: He made 19 saves on 21 shots on goal. Holtby is now 7-5-2 on the season, and is a decent option in net for fantasy owners.
Braden Holtby, G11/22/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby will start in goal on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby is 7-4-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .914 save percentage this season. He has a very friendly matchup against the Sabres on Saturday.
Braden Holtby, G11/19/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 23-of-24 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory against Arizona.
Insight: He has played well this season, and now is 6-4-2 with a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Eric Fehr, RW11/19/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the game-winner in Tuesday's overtime victory against the Coyotes.
Insight: It was just his third goal of the season, and Fehr now has five points overall, making him an irrelevant fantasy player at the moment.
Joel Ward, RW11/16/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored on his one shot on goal against the Blues.
Insight: Ward now has eight goals and two assists this season. Those are decent numbers for the top-line forward in Washington, but Ward has an even rating and two penalty minutes.
Braden Holtby, G11/14/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough-luck loss against the Devils.
Insight: He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, but Washington fell 1-0. Holtby is now 5-4-2 this season.
Marcus Johansson, C11/11/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Johnansson joined Alex Ovechkin as multi-goal scorers on Tuesday. Johansson finished plus-one with eight shots. He has eight goals and four assists this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW11/11/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Ovechkin scored on the power play to put Washington up, 2-0, and then answered a Blue Jacket score with an even-strength goal late in the first period. Ovechkin had eight shots on goal and has 16 points this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C11/9/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina.
Insight: Alex Ovechkin set him up, and Backstrom now has four goals and 10 points on the season. He will continue to be a solid option moving forward.
Braden Holtby, G11/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 38-of-40 shots to defeat the Blackhawks on Friday, 3-2.
Insight: It was a huge victory for Holtby and the Capitals. Washington erased a 2-0 deficit with three second period goals. It was a statement victory against a yearly Stanley Cup favorite.
Andre Burakovsky, LW11/8/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky scored a goal and an assist on Friday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Burakovsky led the Capitals back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Blackhawks. He scored to cut the Chicago lead, 2-1. Then he assisted Marcus Johansson's goal to tie the game. Burakovsky has three goals and seven assists this season.
Troy Brouwer, RW11/4/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored a goal on Saturday night.
Insight: He now has five goals and nine points on the season, and should be a solid option for fantasy owners the entire season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C11/4/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Tueaday's loss to the Flames.
Insight: It was only his third goal of the season. but Backstrom now has 13 points overall.
Alex Ovechkin, RW11/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had two assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal, which is a nice sight for owners, but was also -1 on the night. Ovechkin is still one of the top players in the game.
Brooks Laich, C11/3/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Brooks Laich (shoulder) may return to action this week.
Insight: He has been out since mid-October after injuring his shoulder against the Panthers, but since he was not placed on the injured reserved list, Laich could suit up any day. Stay tuned.
Matt Niskanen, D11/1/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen has been a fantasy disappointment in the first 10 games of the 2014-2015 season.
Insight: Niskanen was minus-three on Saturday versus the Lightning and has not scored yet. He has just three assists. The 27-year-old had 10 goals and 36 assists last season with Pittsburgh and signed 7-year, $40.25 million contract in July.
Braden Holtby, G10/29/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Washington netminder Braden Holtby took his second loss of the seasn, Wednesday against Detroit.
Insight: He let up four goals on only 22 shots, but owners do not need to worry yet. Holtby will look to get back on track, next time out.
Nicklas Backstrom, C10/28/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin are no longer on the same line.
Insight: Washington moved rookie winger Andre Burakovsky to the top line to play next to Ovechkin and Joel Ward. Backstrom will play alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer on the second line. We still expect Backstrom and Ovechkin to reunite on the same line at some point this season. He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
Andre Burakovsky, LW10/28/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky will play on the top line Wednesday.
Insight: That means he will play with Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward. Burakovsky has gotten off to a great start this season with five goals and seven points. He is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Braden Holtby, G10/26/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Washington netminder Braden Holtby made 20 saves, to help the Capitals earn a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
Insight: He is now 3-1-1 with a solid 1.92 GAA and .922 save percentage. Fantasy owners who gambled on Holtby later in drafts, have it paying off nicely early on.
Nicklas Backstrom, C10/26/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season.
Insight: He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
Joel Ward, RW10/26/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Washington right wing Joel Ward recorded two goals and four shots on goal in Saturday's victory over Calgary.
Insight: He now has four goals on the season, and if owners left Ward undrafted, he is a viable waiver candidate, for everyone in need of a goal-scorer.
Justin Peters, G10/18/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday.
Insight: The only goal Peters allowed was on the power play, but unfortunately for Washington, they also only scored one goal in regulation. Peters earned the victory in the shootout. The goalie stopped Panthers' right winger Jossi Jokinen and then Alex Ovechkin scored to win.
Alex Ovechkin, RW10/18/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night.
Insight: Ovechkin was the third Capital to score in the shootout, and goalie Justin Peters stopped Panthers' Jossi Jokinen just prior to Ovechkin's score. Therefore, the victory was sealed. Ovechkin had two shots and seven hits in the game.
Justin Peters, G10/18/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Captals goalie Justin Peters will start start the next two games for Washington.
Insight: Coach Barry Trotz said he wants to get Peters some action, and will do just that over the next two contests.
Alex Ovechkin, RW10/16/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin continued his hot start to the season Thursday against the Devils.
Insight: He scored his fifth goal of the season and now has six points through four games. It goes without saying, Ovechkin is easily a top-five fantasy option.
Mike Green, D10/14/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green had a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sharks.
Insight: Washington trailed, 3-0, after the first period in the game, but rallied to force overtime and earn a point. Green scored his second goal of the year at the 6:35 mark of the second period and assisted the game-tying goal with under five minutes to go in regulation. Green was plus-two with three shots as well.
Alex Ovechkin, RW10/14/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice and had an assist in a loss to the Sharks on Tuesday.
Insight: San Jose won the game, 6-5, in the shootout. Ovechkin scored towards the end of the second period and then on the power play in the third as the Capitals rallied from two behind to earn a point. Ovechkin has four goals this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW10/12/2014 12:36:00 AM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin put two pucks in the back of the net on seven shots Saturday night.
Insight: You didn't think he would be held scoreless for long did you? He led the NHL with 386 shots and 51 goals last season.
Braden Holtby, G10/12/2014 12:32:00 AM
Description: Washington netminder Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots in recording a 4-0 shutout of the tough Boston Bruins in Boston.
Insight: Holtby could be in for a good season if the Capitals defenders continue to pay attention to the ice in front of him. That hasn't always been the case in the past.
Mike Green, D10/11/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green will travel to Boston on Saturday but still may not suit up according to CSN Washington. UPDATE: Green will play on Saturday night.
Insight: Green has an upper body injury that coach Barry Trotz would rather his star defeseman not aggravate. The Capitals might elect for him to rest.
Nicklas Backstrom, C10/11/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has impressed the entire Washington organization with his play.
Insight: The Washington Post reports Backstrom is seen as the team locker room leader, and coach Barry Trotz has been really impressed with his play on the ice. Backstrom should get a bundle of power play points, which he led the league in last season, and flirt with a point per game this year.
Braden Holtby, G10/9/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Washington netminder Braden Holtby played well in loss.
Insight: He had 23 saves on 24 shots, and eventually fell to the Canadiens, in a 2-1 shootout loss. Even though he came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard, it was a positive first game for Holtby.
Andre Burakovsky, LW10/9/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Washington rookie left wing scored his first career goal on Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: He did it in the first period of his first game, and finished with two shots on goal, in Washington's shootout loss. Keep an eye on Burakovsky, to see if he becomes fantasy-relevant.
Mike Green, D10/8/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green remains questionable for Washington's season opener according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Green's injury is not serious, but Green has been battling injuries for years. He played in 70 games last season, the most he has been in since 2009-2010.
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C10/4/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov could score a lot in his rookie campaign playing alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Insight: The 22-year-old is already the favorite to win the Calder Trophy. He scored nine points in 17 games last year and many project him to score more than 50 points this season. He is definitely worth a late-round pick.
Marcus Johansson, C10/4/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson should remain fantasy relevant this season.
Insight: Johansson will be the team's No. 2 center at even strength and on the power play as long as the rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov doesn't take over the role. Johansson scored eight goals and 44 points last season.
Troy Brouwer, RW10/4/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored 21 of his 44 points last year on the power play.
Insight: Therefore, Brouwer has much more value in a league that emphasizes power-play points in the scoring system. Owners can also expect him to stay healthy as he has missed just eight games the past five seasons.
Matt Niskanen, D10/4/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: New Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen had a career-year in his last season in Pittsburgh a year ago.
Insight: The question is, can the 27-year-old repeat his 10 goal and 36 assist performance from last year? It seems unlikely since Green will likely get the majority of the power-play minutes. Niskanen is still a guy worth drafting, but the expectations should not be set based on his production a year ago.
John Carlson, D10/4/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: It is unclear how Capitals defenseman John Carlson fits in new head coach Barry Trotz's system with a healthy Mike Green and the addition of Matt Niskanen.
Insight: All three are offensive defenseman and will compete for playing-time on the power play. Carlson should, however, receive top-four defenseman minutes and play some on the secondary power-play unit. Carlson has far less risk than Green or Niskanen because Carlson has not missed a regular-season game since his rookie year.
Mike Green, D10/4/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman Mike Green is healthy and should somewhat return to fantasy stardom.
Insight: Green is always somewhat of a risk due to his injury past, but when healthy, Green has proved he is an elite offensive defenseman. We still would be wary of drafting him too early just based on merit, but at the right time, he is a quality selection.
Alex Ovechkin, RW10/4/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin will likely be a more complete player this season.
Insight: That doesn't mean Ovechkin is all-the-sudden going to play exceptional defense, but with new head coach Barry Trotz, Ovechkin should at least make his embarrassing minus-35 in plus/minus more respectable. Even though it was "a horrible" year for the Russian, failing to make the playoffs and win at the Olympics, he still led the NHL with 386 shots and 51 goals. He has an agrument to go No. 1 overall due to the lack of depth at right wing.
Nicklas Backstrom, C10/4/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had an assist and a shootout goal in Washington's preseason victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Insight: The center position is too deep to have Backstrom ranked in the top tier or even the second tier, but he is a top-15 fantasy center. His value is also higher than top-15 if your league emphasizes power-play production in the scoring system. No player logged more points in the man advantage last season and with Alex Ovechkin at his side, that is not changing anytime soon.
Matt Niskanen, D7/1/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: The Capitals have signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year contract.
Insight: With Kris Letang and Paul Martin dealing with injuries for most of the season, the 27-year-old Niskanen stepped up and served as the Penguins top blueliner. He finished with 10 goals and 36 assists in 81 games, all career highs. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to quite reach those numbers again.
Alex Ovechkin, RW5/22/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Washington right wing Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice for Russia's quarterfinal game against France Thursday at the IIHF World Hockey Championships. SOURCE: IIHFworlds2014.com
Insight: Ovechkin injured his knee early in the tournament but only ended up missing one game. He felt encouraged by his performance and could shed the knee brace he wore today for the semifinals.
Alex Ovechkin, RW5/18/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin suffered a right leg injury Sunday while representing his native Russia at the IIHF World Championships. SOURCE: Stephen Whyno, Canadian Press
Insight: He had to be helped off the ice. Until we know the full extent of Ovechkin's injury it's tough to speculate on how much time he might miss. The reigning Hart Trophy winner has led the league in goals each of the last two seasons.