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Ovechkin scored in the third period of the 5-3 victory on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ovie now has a seven-game point streak and there should be no hesitation about him in fantasy--if there ever was.

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Holtby allowed three goals on 44 shots in the 5-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: This was the star goalie's second straight win, but now with Kempny back the Caps really need to tighten up the defense.

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Kuznetsov helped T.J. Oshie on the power play in the first period of the Caps 5-3 victory on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: At a point a game in his first seven, Kuzy is pretty much a must-have in fantasy.

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Oshie scored on the power play for the first goal of the Caps 5-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran winger is on a four-game point streak, with nine in ten games (0) and should be given a look in fantasy.

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the third period of the Caps 5-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 18 points in ten games (+6), Carlson is off to a scorching start and should be on fantasy teams.

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Wilson's goal in the third period made it 4-3 against the Blackhawks, with the final score 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Off to an inconsistent start, Wilson has five points in ten games (0), so fantasy players should use caution.

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Eller scored very late in the third period and helped Tom Wilson with the game-winner on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With seven points in ten games (+2), Eller is borderline in fantasy.

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Hagelin assisted Nick Dowd (SHG) in the second period and Tom Wilson for the game-winner in the third period as the Caps defeated the Blackhawks 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: His four assists have come in the last four games, but Hagelin is not yet a recommended fantasy option.

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Orlov helped Lars Eller make it 5-3 for the final score in the win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With five points in ten games (-7), Orlov is not a good pick in fantasy.

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Dowd's goal made it 2-1 in the second period as the Caps won 5-3 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Although fun to watch, it remains to be seen if Dowd will have fantasy impact. So far he has three points in seven games (+2) and playing on the fourth line gets only about ten minutes of ice time per game.

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Kempny helped Alex Ovechkin in the third period of the 5-3 win over Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Two points for Kempny in the two games since his return look good.

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Siegenthaler collided with Richard Panik in the second period. Both left the game with upper body injuries and neither returned. (Source: Harrison Brown of NoVA Caps)

Fantasy Impact: Pending medical evaluation, expect roster moves by the time of the Caps next game on Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


In the second period of Wednesday's 4-3 win over Toronto, Panik and defenseman Jonas Seiganthaler left with upper body injuries. Neither returned to the game. (Source: Harrison Brown of NoVA Caps)

Fantasy Impact: Both will be evaluated and if they cannot play, expect roster moves.

Category: Injury Updates


Samsonov stopped 29 of 32 shots in the 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: With a 3-1 record in four starts (1.84 GAA, .933 save pct), and given Braden Holtby's struggles, look for Samsonov to start more games than the typical "backup" netminder.

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Backstrom scored in the second period and helped John Carlson (PPG) for the game-winner in the 4-3 victory over Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players can expect good results from the first-line center.

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Vrana netted the first goal of the 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: With five points in eight games the speedy winger is a valuable asset to the Caps, and a possibility in fantasy.

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Jensen assisted Nicklas Backstrom in the second period as the Caps defeated the Leafs 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: With only two assists in eight games (-4), the third-line defenseman is not a good fantasy choice.

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Hathaway helped Jakub Vrana in the first period of the Caps 4-3 win on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: At four points in eight games, this winger is not likely to be very useful in fantasy.

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Leipsis helped Tom Wilson for a power-play goal that put the Caps on the board in the first period of their 4-1 win on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the fourth line, Leipsic is not likely to garner a lot of points in fantasy.

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The 20-year-old rookie defenseman has been assigned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League per general manager Brian MacLellan. Fehervary played the first three games of the Caps season (Source: Washington Capitals)

Fantasy Impact: Presumably, this will make room for Michal Kempny's return.

Category: Transactions