Riley Barber is coming into his own in Hershey and showed it in his four-point performance against Syracuse.
WIll the Caps make a trade before the deadline? Is this the team that finally gets over the hump? Chuck Gormley has those answers and more in this week's Friday Six-pack.

Team talk


Today's Poll

Who has been the Caps MVP so far this season?
Braden Holtby
Alex Ovechkin
Evgeny Kuznetsov

2/2M. JohanssonUpper-body injury (day-to-day)
12/31J. BeagleUpper-body injury (IR)
11/11B. OrpikLower-body injury (IR)
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2/11Min5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET
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2/4vs. NYIW 3-2
2/2vs. FlaL 2-5
1/27vs. PhiL 3-4
1/19ClsW 6-3
1/17vs. NYRW 5-2
1/16BufL 1-4
1/14vs. VanW 4-1
1/10vs. OttW 7-1
1/9NYRW 4-3
1/7NYIW 4-1
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Capitals - Team News
Connor Carrick - D
The Washington Capitals have called up Connor Carrick. Carrick has nine goals and 22 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's played in 37 career games with Washington, scoring a goal and six points.
Feb 5 11:24AM Read More
Paul Carey - C
Paul Carey has been called up by Washington. Carey has 13 goals and 31 points in 43 AHL games this season. He's also played in two games with Washington, but didn't record a point in either contest.
Feb 5 11:23AM Read More
Zach Sill - W
The Washington Capitals have returned Zach Sill to AHL Hershey. Sill has a goal in nine games with Washington in 2015-16. He also has nine points and 34 penalty minutes in 35 AHL contests.
Feb 5 11:22AM Read More
Aaron Ness - D
Aaron Ness has been sent to the minors. Ness was called up in case they needed an extra defenseman on Thursday, but he ended up serving as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and 15 points in 32 AHL contests in...
Feb 5 11:21AM Read More
Taylor Chorney - D
Taylor Chorney (flu) was able to play on Thursday. He sat out Wednesday's skate due to the illness and was considered a game-time decision to play against the Islanders. Chorney had a minus-1 rating in 11:56 of ice time in...
Feb 5 2:57AM Read More
Braden Holtby - G
Braden Holtby continued his winning ways on Thursday night, stopping 24 of 26 shots to earn a... Holtby now has a spectacular 31-5-3 record this season with a 2.07 goals against average and .929 save percentage. He is certainly one of the top options in the crease in...
Feb 4 11:22PM Read More
Nicklas Backstrom - C
Nicklas Backstrom pitched in two assists in the Caps' win over the Islanders on Thursday night. The 28-year-old now has four goals and three assists in his past five games. Backstrom has been superb this season with 46 points in 45 games.
Feb 4 11:19PM Read More
Stanislav Galiev - W
Stanislav Galiev is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders. The 24-year-old replaced the suspended Alex Ovechkin in Washington's first game back from the All-Star break. Aaron Ness will join him in the press box while Marcus...
Feb 4 8:14PM Read More
Braden Holtby - G
Braden Holtby will play between the pipes on Thursday. As previously reported, Holtby is also expected to start on Saturday and Sunday. He'll be going for his 31st victory of the season.
Feb 4 12:07PM Read More
Brooks Orpik - D
Brooks Orpik (lower body) participated in Washington's Thursday morning skate. Orpik might follow that up by taking part in Friday's practice. In the meantime though, he will miss his 35th consecutive game on Thursday.
Feb 4 11:42AM Read More
Taylor Chorney - D
Taylor Chorney (flu) will be a game-time decision on Thursday. If Chorney can't play then Aaron Ness will be inserted into the lineup. Chorney has five assists in 39 games this season.
Feb 4 11:41AM Read More
Braden Holtby - G
Braden Holtby is penciled in to start on Saturday and Sunday. Capitals coach Barry Trotz hasn't set that plan in stone, but that's the way he's leaning right now. Holtby has a 2.07 GAA and .929 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Feb 4 11:40AM Read More
Marcus Johansson - W
Marcus Johansson (upper body) might travel with the Capitals in their upcoming road trip. Johansson will not play on Saturday or Sunday, but after that Washington has three-road games on Feb. 9, Feb. 11, and Feb. 13 in Nashville, Minnesota, and Dallas...
Feb 4 11:38AM Read More
Aaron Ness - D
Aaron Ness has been called up by the Washington Capitals. Taylor Chorney has been battling the flu, so Ness might be the team's backup plan in case Chorney can't play Thursday night. Ness has two assists in eight games with...
Feb 4 11:21AM Read More
Alex Ovechkin - W
Alex Ovechkin (lower body) will play on Thursday. Ovechkin skipped the All-Star Game so that he could rest in the hopes that it would help him deal with a nagging injury. The NHL's policy is that if you refuse to play in...
Feb 3 1:40PM Read More

Team Stats

Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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Skater Stats
CEvgeny Kuznetsov49153651
CNicklas Backstrom46173148
LWAlex Ovechkin47291443
RWJustin Williams49161834
RWT.J. Oshie49161632
CMarcus Johansson44131730
LWJason Chimera49131528
DJohn Carlson3762127
LWAndre Burakovsky4691221
DMatt Niskanen4921921
Goaltender Stats
Braden Holtby4023242.073153
Philipp Grubauer126242.30541
* = Rookie Player
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