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Holtby allowed one regulation and one overtime goal in the Game 3 defeat on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for the veteran netminder, defense by the Caps has been faulty. They are now in a deep hole (down three games) for this playoff round.

Category: Game Recaps


Ovechkin helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the second period of the 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: In six playoff games, Ovechkin has two goals and one assist. The Caps must win four straight games to avoid a playoff exit.

Category: Game Recaps


Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov tie it at 1-1 in the second period with the Caps going on to lose 2-1 in overtime to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: This was the defenseman's fourth assist of the playoffs, with the Caps looking to avoid getting bounced on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Kuznetsov had the Caps only score as they lost 2-1 in overtime to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: Down three games, Tuesday is obviously "must-win" for the Caps.

Category: Game Recaps


Per Coach Reirdon, Backstrom is in protocol and will not be available for Game 2 versus the Islanders. (Source: Samantha Bell of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom, who took a hard hit and exited early from Game 1, is a key player for the Caps.

Category: Injury Updates


Oshie had the only scores (both on the power play) as the Caps lost 4-2 in Game 1 of the playoffs on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the wingers third goal in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Per Coach Reirdon, the third-line center should be available for the next playoff game versus the NY Islanders. Eller had been off for the birth of his child. (Source: Ryan Homler of NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Eller must test negative for Covid-19 four times over four days; his return will be welcome after an (unknown) injury to Nicklas Backstrom in Wednesday's game.

Category: Injury Updates


Wilson made it 2-0 in the third period as the Caps held on for a 2-1 win over Boston.

Fantasy Impact: The victory means the Caps have the No. 3 seed as they enter the next round of playoffs, facing the NY Islanders.

Category: Game Recaps


Kovalchuk assisted Tom Wilson in the third period of the 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps, with the No. 3 seed, will face the Islanders in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Kempny helped Tom Wilson in the third period of the Caps 2-1 victory over Boston.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps earned the No. 3 seed and will face the Islanders.

Category: Game Recaps


Panik scored in the second period as the Caps lost 4-3 in a shootout on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The forward has 22 points on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Orlov's goal made it 2-2 with the Caps losing in a shootout to Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: There is minimal fantasy value in this defenseman at 27 points in 69 games (+5).

Category: Game Recaps


Vrana helped Nicklas Backstrom in the first period as the Caps won 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: The second line winger is a very reasonable play for fantasy at 52 points in 68 games (+3).

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Hagelin helped Nic Dowd for a short-handed goal in the third period of the 5-2 win on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players might want to take advantage of this back-line forward who is on a four-game point streak (25 in 57 games).

Category: Game Recaps


Dowd scored in the first period and short-handed in the third period; he was credited with helping Richard Panik in the first period of the 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 15 points in 55 games (+11), picking this fourth-liner is risky for fantasy players.

Category: Game Recaps


Hathaway helped Nic Dowd in the first period as the Caps defeated Pittsburgh 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps fourth line is making an impact in real life but picking this winger with 16 points in 65 games (+6) is not recommended for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Jensen helped Richard Panik in the first period of the 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Not much too look at for fantasy in this defenseman with only eight points in 67 games.

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Samsonov stopped 33 of 39 shots by the NY Rangers in the 6-5 defeat on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: After a hot start, the rookie has not won since Jan 31. His season stats (GAA 2.55, save pct .913) don't reflect the downturn, but certainly the defense in front of him bears a lot of blame.

Category: Game Recaps


The third-pair defenseman was sent down to the Hershey Bears just before the 3 p.m. deadline. (Source: Kyle Mace via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This of minimal fantasy interest, but the Caps can recall Sieganthaler at any time for maximum flexibility.

Category: Transactions


San Jose received two draft picks in return for the defenseman, a 2020 second-round pick and a third-round pick in either 2020 or 2021. (Source: Jessica Klienschmidt of NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Caps defense definitely needs help. But don't expect much for fantasy, as Dillon has only 14 points (1 goal, 13 assists) in 59 games.

Category: Transactions