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Washington Capitals (18-12-1)


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vs. NYR
W 4-2
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@ NYI
L 1-3
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Carlson helps Capitals beat Avalanche 5-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Two losses for Washington played a role in another win for surging Capitals.

John Carlson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period, and Washington beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Tuesday night for its eighth victory in 10 games.

The Capitals were coming off a 3-1 loss in New Jersey on Monday. They also lost 6-2 at Colorado last month.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin33
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen9
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin146
PIM: T. Wilson68
Win: B. Holtby16
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 93 (10)
Shots: 907 (24)
PP%: 20.8% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 329 (4)
Assists: 163 (9)
SH Goals: 2 (25)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Columbus 19 11 1 39
Washington 19 12 1 39
New Jersey 17 9 4 38
NY Islanders 17 10 3 37
NY Rangers 16 11 3 35
Pittsburgh 16 13 3 35
Philadelphia 12 11 7 31
Carolina 11 11 7 29
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 91 (12)
Shots Against: 991 (8)
PK%: 80.0% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 308 (7)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.908 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 T. Oshie Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/8 T. Graovac Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/7 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/3 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/30 N. Walker Waived
11/29 A. Ness Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/24 T. Graovac Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/14 T. Graovac Sent to minors Hershey-AHL (conditioning)
11/11 L. O'Brien Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/2 L. O'Brien Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/2 A. Peluso Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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