|3||WASHINGTON||-160||Ov 5.5,-120||-160||Ov 5.5,-120|
|4||BUFFALO||+140||Un 5.5,+100||+140||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-15-0||-2.7||13-15||-2.7||20-8||3.0||27.6||3.6||34.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.8||2-3||-1.8||5-0||3.4||23.6||4.0||37.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||58||182||53||58||62||9||13||1646||11.1%||176||37||21.0%||307|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||28||84||21||28||31||4||5||772||10.9%||79||15||19.0%||140|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||5||7||0||1||118||14.4%||13||3||23.1%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||174||49||56||62||7||8||1895||9.2%||194||39||20.1%||284|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||101||28||31||37||5||2||967||10.4%||107||23||21.5%||165|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||20||6||7||5||2||0||188||10.6%||18||2||11.1%||32|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||20||15||526||481||91.4%||1||5-10||-6.5||5-10-0||-6||6-9|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Road Games)||14||9||359||326||90.8%||1||2-7||-5.7||2-7-0||-5||5-4|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||4||2||82||74||90.2%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)||43||43||1362||1241||91.1%||1||28-15||+9.6||28-15-0||+10||29-14|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (Road Games)||19||19||607||541||89.1%||1||11-8||+2.9||11-8-0||+3||15-4|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||143||126||88.1%||0||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||4-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-20-0||-12.2||8-20||-12.2||13-14||2.2||31.2||3.3||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+1.4||2-3||+1.4||4-1||3.4||30.6||3.4||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||59||141||29||52||57||3||10||1813||7.8%||178||31||17.4%||227|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||28||63||13||21||29||0||6||875||7.2%||84||14||16.7%||101|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||3||6||8||0||2||153||11.1%||13||3||23.1%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||195||51||71||62||11||14||1913||10.2%||179||37||20.7%||332|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||93||23||33||34||3||9||895||10.4%||81||14||17.3%||148|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||4||6||6||1||0||155||11.0%||20||2||10.0%||26|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||22||16||560||497||88.7%||0||4-12||-5.4||4-12-0||-5||11-4|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||10||7||240||208||86.7%||0||1-6||-5.5||1-6-0||-5||6-1|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||94||85||90.4%||0||2-1||+3.2||2-1-0||+4||3-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||44||42||1295||1178||91.0%||2||12-30||-15.4||12-30-0||-15||16-24|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Home Games)||22||20||602||551||91.5%||1||6-14||-8.1||6-14-0||-8||7-12|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||107||87.7%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (All Games)||1||1||45||44||97.8%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Home Games)||1||1||45||44||97.8%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Last 4 Games)||1||1||45||44||97.8%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 3.1, BUFFALO 3.1|
|1/25/2018||at FLORIDA||4-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/31/2018||PHILADELPHIA||5-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2018||at PITTSBURGH||4-7||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/4/2018||VEGAS||3-4||L||0, -110||L||6 un||O|
|2/6/2018||at COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2018||COLUMBUS||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2018||DETROIT||4-5||L||0, -180||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/13/2018||at WINNIPEG||3-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/15/2018||at MINNESOTA||5-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/17/2018||at CHICAGO||1-7||L||0, -120||L||6 un||O|
|2/19/2018||at BUFFALO|| |
|2/20/2018||TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/22/2018||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/26/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/23/2018||at EDMONTON||5-0||W||0, +205||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2018||at VANCOUVER||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2018||NEW JERSEY||1-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2018||FLORIDA||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/3/2018||ST LOUIS||0-1||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||U|
|2/6/2018||ANAHEIM||3-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/8/2018||NY ISLANDERS||4-3||W||0, -105||W||6 un||O|
|2/10/2018||at BOSTON||4-2||W||0, +275||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2018||COLORADO||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/13/2018||TAMPA BAY||5-3||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/15/2018||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/17/2018||LOS ANGELES||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|2/22/2018||at DETROIT|| |
|2/24/2018||at WASHINGTON|| |
|2/28/2018||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/2/2018||at FLORIDA|| |
|WASHINGTON: Key additions: F Devante Smith-Pelly (Devils)
Key Losses: F Marcus Johansson (trade with Devils), D Kevin Shattenkirk (Rangers), D Karl Alzner (Canadiens), F Justin Williams (Hurricanes), D Nate Schmidt (Golden Knights)
OUTLOOK: Their "all-in" 2016-17 left them in an unenviable place this offseason, and they didn't come out of it undamaged. There are still some big faces around, but might they be dealt sooner rather than later? Disappointment incoming.
|BUFFALO: Key additions: D Marco Scandella (trade with Wild), F Jason Pominville (trade with Wild), F Benoit Pouliot (Oilers), G Chad Johnson (Coyotes), D Nathan Beaulieu (trade with Canadiens)
Key Losses: F Tyler Ennis (trade with Wild), F Marcus Foligno (trade with Wild), G Anders Nilsson (Canucks), D Dmitri Kulikov (Jets)
OUTLOOK: They seem to be in good hands with their new staff, and they've got an "it" factor between young standout Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and newcomer Casey Mittelstadt. The question is how long it'll take for the season results to change.
|Capitals try to cut inconsistencies versus Sabres|
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After one of their worst -- and most surprising -- losses of the season, the Washington Capitals will have a good chance at ending their road trip on a high note Monday when they take on the struggling Buffalo Sabres.
The Capitals (33-18-8) were stunned Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, who snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Consistency has been an issue for the Capitals lately. Despite Washington's solid record and playoff positioning -- second in the Metropolitan Division, it has largely rotated wins and losses during the past month.
"We haven't been as consistent as we need to be, but at the same time we've been more consistent than a lot of teams or we wouldn't be where we are," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said, according to the team's website. "We've got to look at that. We've got a lot of inconsistencies. It's a tough game, it's a humbling game, and we got humbled (against Chicago)."
"Inconsistency is a good word," Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said, according to the team's website. "I'm not really sure why. It definitely seems like once we straighten some things out, we kind of take two steps back and making the same mistakes and digging the same hole. That and any time you give up the first goal, chasing the game in this league is a tough way to play."
Before the blowout loss to Chicago, Washington picked up a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Before that were back-to-back overtime losses, which came after back-to-back wins. Again, before those back-to-back wins, more back-to-back losses against Pittsburgh and Vegas.
"As a coach, you want a response from your group," Trotz said, according to the team's website. "That tells you a lot about your group. We have had a response a couple of times this year when we haven't had our best game, and I expect the same thing on the next game.
"We've gotten points in our last five games other than (the Chicago) game so we can't be that bad and I know we aren't as bad as we were."
Issues remain for the Sabres (17-31-11), who have lost two in a row and six of nine games in February. Buffalo is without top playmaker Jack Eichel because of a high ankle sprain and fell behind 4-0 in Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Sabres scored two goals after the game was out of reach.
"Passion and emotion is a great tool," Sabres coach Phil Housley said, according to the team's website. "We have to have more emotion. I think we need to play with more passion.
"I thought we had a really good game against Washington last time we played them here. We're going to try to use some of those examples, why we played the way we did, and we have to prepare that way. I just think we have to control what we can control."
|Last Updated: 3/20/2018 10:16:06 AM EST|