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The Capitals improved to an NHL-best 33 points (14-3-5) with a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday. The Capitals lead the NHL with 78 five-on-five goals this season and are allowing 27.3 shots against per game, the lowest rate in the NHL.

Dmitry Orlov scored his fourth goal of the season yesterday against the Hurricanes, marking his 12th point of the season (4g, 8a). Orlov has recorded at least 20 points in his last six seasons. Orlov is currently on pace for 44 points, which would be a career high. With Orlov on the ice at five-on-five, the Capitals are outscoring their opponents 22-7 and have a 52.17 shot attempt percentage (372 shot attempts for, 342 against), the second-highest shot attempt percentage among Capitals defensemen this season (Justin Schultz: 52.26%).


Schedule & Availability



12 p.m.: Optional skate, FLA Live Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 30

11:30 a.m.: Morning skate, FLA Live Arena

7 p.m.: Washington at Florida Panthers, FLA Live Arena

Post-game: Select players and head coach Peter Laviolette will be available outside the Capitals locker room


Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Day off

Thursday, Dec. 2

10:30 a.m.: Morning skate, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

7 p.m.: Washington vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Capital One Arena

Post-game: Select players and head coach Peter Laviolette will be available in the Capitals interview room


Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7

Capitals Clips

Nov. 29, 2021

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Caps Clips:

Dump 'n Chase: Caps power past Canes, 4-2 / SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' morning skate

Washington Post: The Capitals are alone in first place after an impressive 4-2 victory at Carolina

NBC Sports Washington: Caps' top line keeps rolling against Hurricanes / Capitals beat Hurricanes, take lead for most points in NHL

The Athletic: Capitals' prospect tiers 4.0: Who's ready to make an impact at the NHL level? / Changes in Montreal, Islanders cancellations and how do you make a Top 5 with 10 deserving teams? (Washington Capitals mentioned) Carlson scores three points, Capitals recover to defeat Hurricanes / NHL on Tap: Maple Leafs can set their road winning streak record (Washington Capitals mentioned) / NHL Buzz: Rust placed on injured reserve by Penguins (Washington Capitals mentioned)

AP: Ovechkin and the Capitals visit the Panthers / Orlov scores late, Caps beat Hurricanes for 9th win in 11

The Hockey News: Which NHL milestones should you be watching? (Alex Ovechkin mentioned)

NBC Sports: NHL Rink Wrap: Dougie Hamilton dominates; Lemieux in-person hearing for biting (Washington Capitals mentioned) / NHL Rink Wrap: Violent (and biting) Saturday of hockey; Canadiens changes (Washington Capitals mentioned) Recap: Canes edged in return home by Caps / Projected Lineup: Canes vs. Capitals

Herald-Sun of Durham: Late penalties spoil Hurricanes' return home. What we learned in Canes' loss to Caps

North State Journal: Capitals use late PP goal to win, take NHL's top spots from Hurricanes

Sports Business Journal: Possibilities taking shape for NHL jersey patch ads (Washington Capitals mentioned)

WRAL Raleigh: Gold: The Ovechkin show comes to Raleigh


Washington Capitals: Postgame | Peter Laviolette  / Postgame | Aliaksei Protas / Postgame | Dmitry Orlov

NBC Sports Washington: Orlov's days playing forward help Caps in win over Canes / Aliaksei Protas scores first NHL goal versus Hurricanes