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vs. Chi 
W 4-3
Box
vs. StL 
W 3-2
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vs. Car 
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@ Chi 
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@ StL 
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Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps' top pick McMichael

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident.

"He knew that guy had an empty net backdoor," Hunter said. "You can't teach that. That's a feeling of the game."

McMichael's feel for the game made him the Washington Capitals' first-round draft pick in June. Combine that with Evgeny Kunzetsov's suspension and the door could be wide open for the youngest player in training camp to earn a spot on the opening night roster.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin89
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin338
PIM: T. Wilson128
Win: B. Holtby32
Shutouts: B. Holtby3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 274 (5)
Shots: 2492 (22)
PP%: 20.8% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 730 (11)
Assists: 478 (5)
SH Goals: 5 (25)
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: 248 (15)
Shots Against: 2584 (17)
PK%: 78.9% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 706 (12)
Shutouts: 4 (20)
Sv%: 0.904 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18 L. Eller Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 D. Riat Assigned to European Team EHC Biel-Switzerland
9/19 C. McMichael Assigned to Junior Club London-OHL
9/19 A. Protas Assigned to Junior Club Prince Albert-WHL
9/19 E. Florchuk Assigned to Junior Club Saskatoon-WHL
9/19 A. Kannok-Leipert Assigned to Junior Club Vancouver-WHL
9/19 B. Warm Released
9/19 H. Hawkey Released
9/19 C. Bailey Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
9/19 E. Burgdoerfer Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
9/19 T. Hughes Sent to minors Hershey-AHL