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Washington Capitals (27-16-5)


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Caps, Sharks aim to end midseason skids

The Washington Capitals and the visiting San Jose Sharks both are hoping to snap out of recent slides when they meet Tuesday in the nation's capital.

Washington is going through its worst stretch of the season, having dropped five consecutive games (0-4-1). San Jose lost its third straight on Monday, falling 6-2 to the host Florida Panthers. The skid immediately followed a seven-game winning streak.

First-year Capitals coach Todd Reirden met with his players before practice on Monday to talk about things they need to do better. He said the problems are both mental and physical, and they need to get back to the kind of hockey they played earlier this season and in last year's playoffs en route to winning the Stanley Cup.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin52
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny23
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin188
PIM: T. Wilson58
Win: B. Holtby17
Shutouts: B. Holtby2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 159 (8)
Shots: 1415 (26)
PP%: 21.0% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 456 (10)
Assists: 274 (8)
SH Goals: 3 (26)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Islanders 29 15 4 62
Columbus 28 17 3 59
Washington 27 16 5 59
Pittsburgh 26 16 6 58
Carolina 23 20 5 51
NY Rangers 21 20 7 49
Philadelphia 19 23 6 44
New Jersey 18 23 7 43
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 148 (14)
Shots Against: 1534 (14)
PK%: 78.1% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 433 (13)
Shutouts: 3 (16)
Sv%: 0.904 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/12 C. Djoos Thigh surgery (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 J. Samuels-Thomas Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Hershey-AHL
12/31 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/27 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/23 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/19 S. Shumakov Signed with European team Avangard Omsk-KHL
12/15 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/9 R. Barber Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/7 R. Barber Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/6 S. Shumakov Waived For purpose of being released
11/19 J. Siegenthaler Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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