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Washington Capitals (48-17-8)


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Caps not looking past Coyotes

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals are getting ready to embark on a five-game, eight-night road trip that could derail their spot atop the NHL points race.

But first they will host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night at Verizon Center. The Coyotes (27-38-9) are no longer contending for the post-season, but Capitals head coach Barry Trotz isn't looking past them.

"We've got to collect points. We've got nine games left and we hold our own fate in our hands, really," Trotz said. "We just take it individually, each game. Arizona should not come in here and think they can win a hockey game. We've got to make sure that we're on top of our game and we've got to perform at a high level, and if we can get a victory tomorrow, then we move on to the next team."

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom78
Plus/Minus: B. Orpik32
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin284
PIM: T. Wilson110
Win: B. Holtby38
Shutouts: B. Holtby8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 232 (4)
Shots: 2196 (21)
PP%: 21.7% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 679 (16)
Assists: 400 (2)
SH Goals: 5 (19)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 48 17 8 104
x-Pittsburgh 46 17 11 103
x-Columbus 47 19 7 101
NY Rangers 45 25 4 94
NY Islanders 35 26 12 82
Carolina 32 27 13 77
Philadelphia 34 31 8 76
New Jersey 27 34 12 66
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 157 (30)
Shots Against: 2031 (27)
PK%: 83.9% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 638 (20)
Shutouts: 11 (1)
Sv%: 0.923 (2)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/24 P. Carey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/20 J. Siegenthaler Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/17 J. Vrana Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/15 K. Shattenkirk Suspension Over
3/12 K. Shattenkirk Suspended Two games by NHL for charging
3/7 P. Carey Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/7 H. Gustafsson Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/7 K. Bindulis Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
3/2 L. Johansen Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/2 C. Williams Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
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