NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (0-0)


Wed. 9/28 Fri. 9/30 Sat. 10/1 Wed. 10/5 Sat. 10/8
@ Phi 
W 3-1
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@ Det 
W 2-0
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@ Cls 
L 1-2
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vs. Det 
W 4-2
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vs. Cls 
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Ovechkin, banged-up Capitals return to ice for start of camp

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday without two of the team's top players.

Longtime Alex Ovechkin running mate Nicklas Backstrom and big winger Tom Wilson are expected to miss at least the first portion of the season recovering from injuries. Wilson could be back as soon as December after rehabbing a torn ACL in his left knee while Backstrom is hoping to play sometime before the end of the season following hip resurfacing surgery.

The Capitals have no other choice but to deal with life without them.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin90
Plus/Minus: N. Jensen32
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin334
PIM: T. Wilson98
Win: I. Samsonov23
Shutouts: V. Vanecek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 270 (10)
Shots: 2577 (14)
PP%: 18.8% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 631 (28)
Assists: 436 (13)
SH Goals: 8 (11)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 0 0 0 0
Columbus 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
NY Islanders 0 0 0 0
NY Rangers 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 242 (21)
Shots Against: 2378 (27)
PK%: 80.4% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 721 (12)
Shutouts: 8 (4)
Sv%: 0.898 (23)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/6 D. Orlov Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
10/5 T. Oshie Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
10/1 C. Stevenson Hand (IR)
9/22 N. Backstrom Hip (IR)
9/22 T. Wilson Torn ACL (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/3 G. Carlsson Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 H. Lapierre Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 G. Pilon Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 D. McIlrath Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 V. Iorio Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 B. Malenstyn Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/3 B. Nardella Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
10/2 B. Malenstyn Waived
10/2 G. Pilon Waived
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