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Reirden starts Smith-Pelly in return to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden wanted to show his support for Devante Smith-Pelly.

So he put him on the ice for the opening face-off.

Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black winger heard chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" while he was sitting in the penalty box during the third period of a 7-1 loss last February. The fans were promptly ejected, and then banned from Chicago's home games.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin52
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny23
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin188
PIM: T. Wilson58
Win: B. Holtby17
Shutouts: B. Holtby2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 159 (8)
Shots: 1415 (26)
PP%: 21.0% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 456 (10)
Assists: 274 (8)
SH Goals: 3 (26)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Islanders 29 15 4 62
Columbus 28 17 3 59
Washington 27 16 5 59
Pittsburgh 26 16 6 58
Carolina 23 20 5 51
NY Rangers 21 20 7 49
Philadelphia 19 23 6 44
New Jersey 18 23 7 43
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 148 (13)
Shots Against: 1534 (14)
PK%: 78.1% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 433 (13)
Shutouts: 3 (16)
Sv%: 0.904 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/12 C. Djoos Thigh surgery (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/18 J. Samuels-Thomas Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Hershey-AHL
12/31 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/27 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/23 T. Lewington Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/19 S. Shumakov Signed with European team Avangard Omsk-KHL
12/15 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/9 R. Barber Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/7 R. Barber Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/6 S. Shumakov Waived For purpose of being released
11/19 J. Siegenthaler Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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