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Washington Capitals (33-18-7)


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3-4
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W 5-2
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L 1-7
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Black NHL player Devante Smith-Pelly taunted by Chicago fans

CHICAGO (AP) A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals.

Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box. An off-ice official sitting next to him notified building security, and the fans were ejected.

"We were made aware of an incident at tonight's game involving a small group of attendees who made harmful comments directed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly," the Blackhawks said in a statement. "The fans were immediately removed and we apologize to Smith-Pelly and the Washington Capitals organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for everyone who attends out games and these actions will never be tolerated."

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin65
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen14
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin239
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby28
Shutouts: P. Grubauer1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 179 (8)
Shots: 1646 (31)
PP%: 20.9% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 590 (6)
Assists: 308 (8)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 33 18 7 73
Pittsburgh 34 22 4 72
Philadelphia 30 19 10 70
New Jersey 31 20 8 70
NY Islanders 29 25 6 64
Carolina 27 23 10 64
Columbus 29 24 5 63
NY Rangers 27 28 5 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 173 (13)
Shots Against: 1895 (12)
PK%: 79.9% (18)
Penalty Minutes: 543 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/10 L. Eller Contract extended Five-year contract extension
2/9 A. Chapie Traded with J.Whitney for J.Albert/H.Labrie
2/9 J. Whitney Traded with A.Chapie for J.Albert/H.Labrie
1/13 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/12 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/28 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/20 N. Walker Claimed off waivers
12/18 J. Vrana Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/18 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/17 J. Vrana Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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