Washington Capitals Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Grubauer will start between the pipes in Wednesday's road game against the Avalanche.
Impact: Grubauer hasn't played since he started against the Kings on March 11, and he wasn't particularly sharp in that outing, surrendering three goals on 21 shots en route to a 4-2 loss. The German backstop will look to shake off the rust and pick up his 11th win of the campaign in a highly favorable road matchup with a terrible Colorado club that's 11-24-2 at home this season.
News: Backstrom added three more assists to his total during Washington's 5-4 overtime win at Minnesota on Tuesday.
Impact: Second only to Connor McDavid with 60 assists this season, Backstrom has amassed an astounding 14 over his last eight games. The veteran center is also tied for second in the league with 82 points, his highest in a campaign since generating 101 in 2009-10.
News: Johansson helped the Capitals to Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory at Minnesota by registering a career-high four assists.
Impact: The Swede has been piling up the helpers lately, having produced seven over his last five games. Johansson is riding a three-game point streak as well.
News: Oshie's second goal of the night came 1:52 into overtime and lifted the Capitals to Tuesday's 5-4 victory at Minnesota.
Impact: Oshie now has 22 goals in 35 games since Dec. 31, the fourth-highest total in the league during that period. Six of those tallies have come over Washington's last five outings.
News: Ovechkin generated his second hat trick of the season and added an assist to help the Capitals to Tuesday's overtime win at Minnesota.
Impact: After going through a prolonged slump from late February to mid-March, Ovechkin is back terrorizing goaltenders by racking up six goals and four assists over a seven-game tear. Washington's superstar forward had gone 10 straight games without scoring prior to the surge.