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Through the first seven games of the season, the Capitals are 10 for 26 on the power play, and their 38.5 percent success rate ranks first in the NHL, and their 10 power play goals lead the NHL. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Capitals with four power play goals and is tied for first in the NHL, while Nicklas Backstrom leads for the NHL in power play points (2g, 5a). The Capitals hold a 3-1-1 record when they score at least one power play goal, and they've scored a power play goal in five of their seven games this season. Since the 2009-10 season, the Capitals' 22.6 cumulative power play percentage (515 goals on 2,281 opportunities) ranks first, 2.1 percentage points higher than the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rank second. Ovechkin's 232 career power play goals rank first among active players, 66 more goals than Patrick Marleau in 574 fewer games, who ranks second among active players. Additionally, Backstrom's 271 career power play assists ranks third among active players.

Schedule & Availability

Today

1:30 p.m. PT: Practice, Rogers Arena

Monday, Oct. 22

 11:30 a.m. PT: Morning skate, Rogers Arena

7 p.m. PT: Washington at Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena

TV: NBCSW+
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Tuesday. Oct. 23

Day off

Wednesday. Oct. 24

3:30 p.m. PT: Practice, Rogers Place

 

Capitals Clips

October 21, 2018

Dump 'n Chase: Caps Scratch Out Point in 6-5 SO Loss to Cats / POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Panthers 6, Caps 5 (SO)
Washington Post: Capitals embark on Western Canada swing with a lot of room for improvement / Inconsistent Capitals dealt a wild loss by Panthers in shootout / Capitals mailbag: What to make of the bottom-six scoring drought
Washington Times: Capitals mount big comeback, but lose shootout to Panthers
NBC Sports Washington: Did the Capitals solve their depth scoring issues in Friday's loss? / Capitals have been their own worst enemy, and they were again on Friday / Three reasons the Capitals lost to the Panthers / 3 things to watch in Caps vs. Panthers / The Ovechkin's posts family photo with newborn son Sergei / Caps' dominant power play comes through yet again in win over Rangers
NHL.com: History repeats itself as Connolly leaves another Capitals player hanging / Panthers at Capitals preview
AP: Huberdeau, Panthers beat Capitals for first win of season
CBS Sports: Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Notches helper Friday / Capitals' Jakub Vrana: Notches two points Friday
ESPN: Who is the NHL's greatest goal scorer ever? (Alex Ovechkin mentioned)
The Hockey News: Jump to Conclusions: Predictions For All 31 Teams Based on Their Starts (Washington Capitals mentioned)
NBC Sports: The Buzzer: Huberdeau shootout hero for Panthers; Saros to the rescue (Washington Capitals mentioned)
Miami Herald: Panthers beat Stanley Cup champion Capitals for first victory of the season
The Post and Courier: Stanley Cup trophy's day in Charleston stirs pride, emotions for former SC Stingrays
Sports Illustrated: T.J. Oshie Q&A: Stanley Cup Celebrations, A New Season and More
Sportsnet: NHL Power Rankings: Unfortunate Early Surprises Edition (Washington Capitals mentioned) / 4 things we learned in the NHL: Devan Dubnyk puts on a show vs. Stars

TSN: Brett Connolly left another teammate hanging on the bench again
Yahoo Sports: Leaving guys hanging' has become an epidemic in the NHL (Washington Capitals mentioned)

TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Postgame Locker Room | October 19 / Todd Reirden Postgame | Oct. 19 / Connolly leaves Vrana hanging
ESPN: In the Crease (Washington Capitals shown)
NBC Sports Washington: Pregame Rush: Can the Caps start their road trip with a win? / All-access with Kuzy on life since being crowned a champ / Capitals react to shootout loss against the Panthers
Sportsnet: Alex Ovechkin levels Aleksander Barkov with open-ice hit

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