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Washington Capitals (24-5-5)


Mon. 12/9 Wed. 12/11 Sat. 12/14 Mon. 12/16 Fri. 12/20
vs. Cls 
L 2-5
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vs. Bos 
W 3-2
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@ TB 
W 5-2
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@ Cls 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT
@ NJ 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT

Ellers, Hathaway score 45 apart, Capitals beat Lightning 5-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Washington Capitals used a quick start during the final period for another win away from home.

Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored 45 seconds apart early in the third period and the NHL-leading Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night.

Ellers scored from the left circle at 1:58 and Hathaway made it 3-1 from in-close.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson45
Plus/Minus: J. Carlson19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin156
PIM: G. Hathaway47
Win: B. Holtby16
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 122 (1)
Shots: 1068 (12)
PP%: 23.5% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 338 (4)
Assists: 192 (4)
SH Goals: 3 (16)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 24 5 5 53
NY Islanders 22 7 2 46
Carolina 20 11 2 42
Pittsburgh 19 10 4 42
Philadelphia 17 10 5 39
NY Rangers 16 12 4 36
Columbus 12 14 6 30
New Jersey 10 17 5 25
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 95 (21)
Shots Against: 1058 (13)
PK%: 85.1% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 327 (5)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.910 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/5 T. Geisser Assigned to European Team EV Zug-Switzerland
12/1 C. Djoos Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/1 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/28 G. Hathaway Suspension Over
11/24 M. Sgarbossa Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/23 K. Clark Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/22 C. Djoos Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/22 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/20 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/20 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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