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ABOUT THE CAPS

  • Coming to Winnipeg off of Wednesday's 4-1 loss in Philadelphia, dropping the team to a conference-worst 7-11-1 record, good for 15 points. The Caps had won twice before dropping the game in Philly.
  • Today's game is more or less a one-off, then the team is home for four of the next five. Washington will be back at the MTS Centre March 21 and 22 for a rare NHL doubleheader.
  • The Caps come to Winnipeg with five power-play goals in their last 14 chances and the NHL's No. 3 power play. Should be a key matchup against the Jets' 30th-ranked penalty-killing.
  • It's centre Mike Ribeiro, not left-winger Alex Ovechkin, who's lead the Caps in scoring. Ribeiro has six goals and 22 points through 19 games, making GM George McPhee's trade with Dallas at last year's draft (for Cody Eakin and the No. 54 pick) look pretty good. Ovechkin is tied for second in team scoring with eight goals and 15 points.

 

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

 

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

8 Alexander Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Anthony Peluso

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

22 Chris Thorburn

24 Grant Clitsome

25 Zach Redmond

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Tobias Enstrom

44 Zach Bogosian

80 Nik Antropov

 

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

30 Michal Neuvirth

70 Braden Holtby

 

3 Tom Poti

4 John Erskine

8 Alex Ovechkin

9 Mike Ribeiro

15 Joey Crabb

16 Eric Fehr

17 Wojtek Wolski

19 Nicklas Backstrom

20 Troy Brouwer

24 Aaron Volpatti

25 Jason Chimera

26 Matt Hendricks

27 Karl Alzner

36 Tomas Kundratek

42 Joel Ward

44 Roman Hamrlik

52 Mike Green

55 Jeff Schultz

74 John Carlson

83 Jay Beagle

85 Mathieu Perreault

 

-- Tim Campbell

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 2, 2013 C2

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