Washington Capitals (49-26-7)

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Defending champion Capitals have almost no camp competition

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) While smiles are in high supply at training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, open jobs are not.

Returning 18 of 20 the players who dressed in their Cup-clinching victory, the Capitals have almost no competition for roster spots going into the regular season. Barring injuries, the front office and coaching staff could pencil in probably 95 percent of the opening night roster before anyone hits the ice.

"Obviously, I know our roster pretty well," general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday. "It's still going to be competitive on the fourth line. We're going to try to find a fourth line that we'd like to add a little bit more skill, a little more speed, and what we can do on the penalty kill."

Points: A. Ovechkin87
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin355
PIM: T. Wilson187
Win: B. Holtby34
Shutouts: P. Grubauer3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (9)
Shots: 2379 (31)
PP%: 22.5% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 800 (6)
Assists: 438 (9)
SH Goals: 4 (28)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 238 (16)
Shots Against: 2613 (18)
PK%: 80.3% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (8)
Shutouts: 3 (25)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
9/19 M. Fehervary Assigned to European Team HV71 (Sweden)
9/19 K. Marthinsen Assigned to Junior Club Saskatoon (WHL)
9/19 A. Alexeyev Assigned to Junior Club Red Deer (WHL)
9/19 E. Florchuk Assigned to Junior Club Saskatoon (WHL)
9/19 K. Clark Assigned to Junior Club Ottawa (OHL)
9/19 R. Sutter Assigned to Junior Club Everett (WHL)
9/19 A. Kannok-Leipert Assigned to Junior Club Vancouver (WHL)
9/19 L. Thompson Released
9/12 G. Besse Invited to Training Camp
9/1 S. Shumakov Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
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