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Washington Capitals (4-3-1)


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Dueling back-to-backs as Capitals host Panthers

WASHINGTON -- It may be early in the NHL campaign, but the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals are in a hurry to find the consistency needed to string wins together and move up in the standings.

When the teams collide Saturday at CapitalOne Arena, both will be playing the second game of back-to-back sets, with the Panthers coming off a 4-3 home loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Capitals besting the Red Wings 4-3 in overtime in Detroit.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz has tinkered with his lines in the early part of the season, but he has been pleased with the work of forward Devante Smith-Pelly, who has answered the challenge the coach put in front of him.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom12
Plus/Minus: T. Chorney3
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin46
PIM: A. Burakovsky17
Win: B. Holtby4
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 26 (8)
Shots: 221 (20)
PP%: 28.6% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 102 (6)
Assists: 49 (6)
SH Goals: 1 (18)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
New Jersey 6 2 0 12
Pittsburgh 5 2 1 11
Columbus 5 2 0 10
Philadelphia 5 3 0 10
Washington 4 3 1 9
Carolina 3 1 1 7
NY Islanders 3 3 1 7
NY Rangers 2 5 2 6
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 27 (6)
Shots Against: 274 (5)
PK%: 78.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 82 (11)
Shutouts: 0 (30)
Sv%: 0.901 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/19 T. Graovac Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
10/14 M. Niskanen Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/14 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
10/12 T. Wilson Suspension Over
10/5 C. Stephenson Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/4 A. Chiasson Signed One-year contract
10/3 M. Bowey Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 T. Wilson Suspended Four games by NHL for boarding
10/2 J. Jokipakka Signed with European team HC Sochi (KHL-Russia)
10/2 A. Peluso Waived
9/28 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
9/28 P. Copley Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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