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Team W-L-OTL Pts
55-23-4 114
52-23-7 111
39-27-16 94
40-31-11 91
38-32-12 88
38-33-11 87
38-39-5 81
27-43-12 66

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Skating before practice Saturday

    Jensen (upper body) skated in a non-contact jersey before practice Saturday, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Jensen was stretchered off the ice a week ago against Tampa Bay and missed the last two games of the regular season. Jensen will have to get better in a hurry if he hopes to play in Game 1 versus the Rangers on Sunday. Jensen had 14 points, 62 hits and 123 blocked shots in 78 games during the regular season. Should Jensen be unable to play, expect to see Vincent Iorio remain in the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Practicing in non-contact jersey

    Sandin (upper body) is at morning practice Saturday in a non-contact jersey, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    The Capitals play Game 1 versus the Rangers on Sunday, and it's starting to look like Sandin won't be ready to return. He missed the last five games of the regular season with the injury, finishing with three goals and 20 assists in 68 appearances. Should Sandin be unavailable Sunday, look for Dylan McIlrath to dress as the Capitals' sixth defenseman.

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  • Capitals' Mitchell Gibson: Ascends to top level

    Gibson was recalled from ECHL South Carolina on Friday.

    Gibson was presumably called up to serve as Washington's third goaltender for the playoffs. He played a pair of games with AHL Hershey earlier this season, going 2-0-0 with a 1.92 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Gibson spent most of the season in the ECHL, where he went 22-14-6.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Could play Sunday

    Jensen (undisclosed) was at morning skate Thursday, suggesting he could be available for Game 1 versus the Lightning, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Jensen sat out the last two games of the season after he was stretchered off the ice Saturday versus Tampa Bay. He had a goal, 13 assists, 123 blocked shots and 62 hits in 78 appearances during the regular season. Look for Jensen to be a game-time decision Sunday in Game 1 versus the Rangers.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Returns to practice Thursday

    Sandin (upper body) practiced Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

    Sandin could be back in the lineup in time for Game 1 versus the Rangers on Sunday, but his status is still up in the air. Sandin ended the season with three goals and 23 points in 68 games, missing the last five contests with the injury. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Scores in finale

    Ovechkin scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

    Ovechkin opened the scoring late in the first period, deflecting a Dylan McIlrath shot past Samuel Ersson to put Washington ahead 1-0. It's the 31st goal of the year for Ovechkin, who scored five times in his final eight games of the regular season. The 38-year-old winger will conclude his 19th NHL campaign with 65 points (31 goals, 34 assists) across 79 games.

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Two points in playoff-clinching win

    Oshie tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Philadelphia.

    Oshie set up Alex Ovechkin's opening goal in the first period before depositing the eventual game-winner into an empty net in the third, clinching a 2-1 Capitals win and the final spot in the playoffs. The 37-year-old Oshie had gone 10 contests without a goal, logging four assists in that span. He has wrapped up the regular season with 12 goals and 25 points in 52 appearances.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Wins third straight

    Lindgren stopped 27 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.

    Lindgren was sharp again Tuesday, holding the Flyers to a lone Erik Johnson goal in the second period en route to a playoff-clinching victory. The 30-year-old Lindgren now has three wins in four days to close out the regular season, allowing just three goals on 78 shots in that span. He'll wrap up the campaign with a 25-16-7 record, .911 save percentage and 2.67 GAA across 50 appearances.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Expected to play

    Malenstyn (upper body) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Flyers, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Malenstyn is set to play on the fourth line after leaving Monday's game versus the Bruins. The 26-year-old is a key part of the Capitals' depth as a physical presence, and it's all hands on deck for a win-and-in situation for Washington.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Game-time call

    Malenstyn (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's regular-season finale versus the Flyers, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    If Malenstyn's able to go, he's expected to slot into a fourth-line role against Philadelphia. He's picked up 21 points and a whopping 237 hits through 80 contests this season.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Starting again Tuesday

    Lindgren will be between the pipes on the road against the Flyers on Tuesday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Lindgren gets the starting nod on the second game of the Caps' season-ending back-to-back after stopping all 16 shots he faced versus Boston on Monday. Perhaps if the Minnesota native had faced a heavier workload, then the club would have decided to roll with Darcy Kuemper. In his last five outings, the 30-year-old Lindgren is 3-1-1 with a 1.81 GAA and a .931 save percentage. He figures to remain Washington's preferred choice between the pipes should the Capitals make the playoffs.

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  • Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Earns sixth shutout

    Lindgren stopped 16 shots in a 2-0 shutout win over the Bruins on Monday.

    Lindgren has won three of his last four starts, stopping 103 of 109 shots in that span, as he improves to 24-16-7 with a .910 save percentage, 2.71 GAA and a league-leading six shutouts in his first season as a full-time starter. The 30-year-old Lindgren could be back in net for Tuesday's season finale, as the Caps can lock up a playoff spot with a victory.

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  • Capitals' Beck Malenstyn: Exits Monday's contest

    Malenstyn (upper body) will not return to Monday's game against Boston.

    Malenstyn put two shots on goal while logging 8:44 of ice time before exiting Monday's game. The 26-year-old has 21 points and 98 shots through 80 games. The team should have an update on his status before Tuesday's regular-season finale in Philadelphia.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.60 3.03 20.6

Injuries

Player Injury
R. Sandin D Rasmus Sandin D Upper Body
N. Backstrom C Nicklas Backstrom C Hip
N. Jensen D Nick Jensen D Upper Body
E. Bear D Ethan Bear D Personal

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