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Capitals News
#1 LW
Alex Ovechkin: Another two-point effort
Jan 17th
Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins. He also had six shots and four hits.
#1 C
Evgeny Kuznetsov: Pair of helpers in shootout defeat
Jan 17th
Kuznetsov dished out two assists with two shots and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
#4 C
Nic Dowd: Scores first of 2020-21
Jan 17th
Dowd scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
#2 C
Nicklas Backstrom: Finds twine on power play
Jan 17th
Backstrom scored a power-play goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins.
#1 G
Ilya Samsonov: Handed shootout loss
Jan 17th
Samsonov allowed three goals on 27 shots Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
#2 RW
Tom Wilson: Stars in win over Sabres
Jan 15th
Wilson scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
#2 G
Vitek Vanecek: Dazzles in NHL debut
Jan 15th
Vanecek made 30 saves in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
#4 RW
Garnet Hathaway: Buries goal Thursday
Jan 15th
Hathaway tallied a goal, two shots and two hits during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#1 RW
Conor Sheary: Bags apple in debut
Jan 15th
Sheary registered an assist while logging 10:40 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#3 C
Lars Eller: Bags apple Thursday
Jan 15th
Eller tallied an assist and a minus-1 rating while logging 15:13 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#2 LW
Jakub Vrana: Lights lamp Thursday
Jan 15th
Vrana tallied the game-winning goal and added five shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#1 LD
Brenden Dillon: Pots goal Thursday
Jan 15th
Dillon recorded a goal, a plus-3 rating, two hits and four blocked shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#3 RD
Nick Jensen: Bags apple Thursday
Jan 15th
Jensen registered an assist and blocked two shots while logging 20:17 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#1 RD
John Carlson: Notches two points
Jan 15th
Carlson recorded a goal, a power-play assist and six shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#3 RW
T.J. Oshie: Big night for hard-nosed winger
Jan 14th
Oshie scored a power-play goal and added two even-strength assists in Thursday's 6-4 win over Buffalo.
#5 RW
Daniel Carr: Placed on taxi squad
Jan 14th
Carr has been assigned to Washington's taxi squad.
#6 C
Brian Pinho: Detailed to taxi squad
Jan 14th
Pinho has been assigned to Washington's taxi squad.
#3 G
Craig Anderson: Clears waivers Thursday
Jan 14th
Anderson cleared waivers and will be assigned to the Capitals' taxi squad, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#5 C
Philippe Maillet: Waived by Washington
Jan 11th
Maillet was placed on waivers Monday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
#5 LW
Daniel Sprong: Practicing with main group
Jan 9th
Sprong skated alongside Lars Eller and Richard Panik on the third line during Saturday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
#2 RD
Justin Schultz: Working with second power-play unit
Jan 7th
Schultz worked with the second power-play unit during Thursday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#3 LW
Richard Panik: Getting power-play looks at practice
Jan 7th
Panik practiced with the second power-play unit during Thursday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#3 LD
Zdeno Chara: Cleared to suit up
Jan 5th
Chara has passed his physicals and cleared COVID-related protocols, paving the way for him to take the ice Tuesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#4 LW
Carl Hagelin: Shuffled to fourth line
Jan 4th
Hagelin debuted on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway during Monday's practice, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
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Penguins News
#2 LD
Mike Matheson: Officially moves to IR
Jan 17th
Matheson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
#1 LD
Marcus Pettersson: Tallies key snipe
Jan 17th
Pettersson scored a goal on his only shot and handed out three hits Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over Washington.
#5 LW
Colton Sceviour: Gets first goal in new uniform
Jan 17th
Sceviour scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win versus the Capitals.
#1 LW
Jake Guentzel: Deposits shootout winner
Jan 17th
Guentzel collected an assist with two shots and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Washington. He also had two hits and scored the shootout winner.
#5 RW
Evan Rodrigues: Pots first goal of season
Jan 17th
Rodrigues scored a goal on three shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the Capitals on Sunday.
#2 G
Casey DeSmith: Stellar in season debut
Jan 17th
DeSmith stopped 20 of 23 shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Washington.
#2 RW
Kasperi Kapanen: Cleared from virus protocols
Jan 17th
Coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Kapanen has finished his quarantine, but he won't suit up in Sunday's game against Washington.
#2 LW
Jared McCann: Avoids suspension
Jan 16th
McCann received a $10,000 fine but avoided a suspension for elbowing Philadelphia's Travis Sanheim in Friday's loss.
#1 G
Tristan Jarry: Gets yanked early Friday
Jan 15th
Jarry gave up three goals on six shots before being replaced by Casey DeSmith in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.
#3 RW
Brandon Tanev: Two-point effort in loss
Jan 13th
Tanev scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers.
#4 C
Mark Jankowski: Strong showing in Pens debut
Jan 13th
Jankowski scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers.
#5 C
Josh Currie: Shifts to waivers
Jan 10th
Currie was waived by the Penguins on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
#2 C
Evgeni Malkin: Shows no signs of injury
Jan 4th
Malkin (elbow) skated without limitations during Monday's practice, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
#1 C
Sidney Crosby: Takes ice Monday
Jan 4th
Crosby (wrist) skated without limitations at Monday's practice, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
#2 RD
John Marino: Inks six-year extension
Jan 3rd
Marino signed a six-year contract worth $4.4 million annually with the Penguins on Sunday.