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Washington Capitals (35-20-7)


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vs. TB 
L 2-4
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@ Fla 
L 2-3
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vs. Buf 
W 5-1
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@ Cls 
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vs. Ott 
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Ovechkin scores 2 as Capitals beat Sabres 5-1

WASHINGTON (AP) On the night Alex Ovechkin reached one milestone, his goal-scoring prowess moved him closer to another.

Ovechkin added to his NHL lead with two goals while tying the Washington record for most games played, and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Saturday.

"In this day and age, there are not a lot of players with the same team. Those days are probably past a little bit," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "He's durable. Those two combinations have had a big impact on the franchise for a long time now."

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin70
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen16
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin267
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby28
Shutouts: P. Grubauer1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 191 (8)
Shots: 1784 (31)
PP%: 21.7% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 637 (6)
Assists: 328 (8)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 35 20 7 77
Philadelphia 33 19 10 76
Pittsburgh 36 23 4 76
New Jersey 32 22 8 72
Columbus 31 26 5 67
NY Islanders 29 27 7 65
Carolina 27 25 10 64
NY Rangers 27 30 5 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 183 (14)
Shots Against: 2010 (11)
PK%: 80.0% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 562 (10)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/21 J. Jerabek Traded for 2019 5th-rd pick
2/20 T. Chorney Waived
2/19 M. Kempny Traded for 2018 Third-round draft pick
2/10 L. Eller Contract extended Five-year contract extension
2/9 A. Chapie Traded with J.Whitney for J.Albert/H.Labrie
2/9 J. Whitney Traded with A.Chapie for J.Albert/H.Labrie
1/13 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/12 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/28 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/20 N. Walker Claimed off waivers