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Washington Capitals (48-26-8)


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Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift.

Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom's four points, Braden Holtby's 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly's return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie's absence that is arguably the biggest obstacle to Washington going back-to-back.

Oh, and there were those chants, too as the defending Stanley Cup champions blew out the Carolina Hurricanes 6-0 in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 series lead and move one victory away from advancing to the second round.

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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
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
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
4/18 T. Oshie Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
3/20 M. Kempny Torn hamstring (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/20 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 D. Smith-Pelly Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/14 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/14 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/11 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/11 N. Dowd Contract extended Three-year contract extension
4/7 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/5 N. Walker Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/5 B. Nardella Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
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