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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-4 84
36-19-6 78
32-23-7 71
26-20-14 66
28-23-9 65
30-27-4 64
27-24-8 62
20-30-10 50

2023 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 2 1 1 3.18 .894 0

Top Hunter Shepard News

  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Sent back to minors

    Shepard was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday.

    Shepard saw action in four games while on the NHL roster, posting a 2-1-1 record, 3.18 GAA and .894 save percentage. With Charlie Lindgren (upper body) coming off injured reserve in a corresponding move, he figures to spend the rest of the 2023-24 campaign in the minors, barring another goalie injury in Washington.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Fades late against Devils

    Shepard made 22 saves in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to New Jersey.

    The Capitals came back once to tie the game at 3-3 late in the second period, but Shepard had plenty of traffic in front of him during the final 20-plus minutes and wound up allowing three more goals on just nine shots down the stretch. Since being recalled from AHL Hershey last week, the 28-year-old netminder has gone 0-1-1 in two starts while giving up eight goals on 64 shots, but both outings came on the second half of back-to-back sets. Darcy Kuemper figures to see the bulk of the work while Charlie Lindgren (upper body) is on IR.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Slated to start Wednesday

    Shepard is set to start at home against New Jersey on Wednesday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Shepard stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville in his last start Saturday. He's 2-0-1 with a 2.27 GAA and a .926 save percentage in three outings in 2023-24. The Devils are a difficult assignment, ranking seventh offensively this year with 3.46 goals per game.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Loses in shootout

    Shepard allowed two goals on 36 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.

    Shepard made plenty of strong saves in regulation and overtime, but Gustav Nyquist and Ryan O'Reilly put pucks past him in the shootout. The 28-year-old Shepard has not been defeated in regulation this season, going 2-0-1 with seven goals allowed on 95 shots across his three appearances. He'll likely serve as Darcy Kuemper's backup for as long as Charlie Lindgren (upper body) is out.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Expected to start Saturday

    Shepard will start in Saturday's home game versus Nashville, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

    Shepard was recalled from AHL Hershey on Saturday because Charlie Lindgren is dealing with an upper-body injury. Darcy Kuemper, who stopped 24 of 29 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders on Friday, will serve as the backup goaltender versus the Predators. Shepard is 2-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage in two contests with Washington this season. The Predators have lost their last three games while scoring just eight goals, so this is a favorable matchup for the 28-year-old goaltender.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Up from minors

    Shepard was summoned from AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    Shepard has a 2.28 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 16 contests with Hershey this year. He also has appeared in two games with Washington, providing a 2-0-0 record, 2.50 GAA and .915 save percentage. Charlie Lindgren left Friday's 5-1 loss to the Islanders because of an upper-body injury, which is presumably why Shepard was recalled. Darcy Kuemper entered that contest, stopping 24 of 29 shots in 53:14 of ice time, so there's a chance Washington might start Shepard for Saturday's home game against Nashville rather than make Kuemper play for the second straight night.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Dropped to AHL

    Shepard was returned to AHL Hershey on Monday, per the NHL media site.

    Shepard will be replaced in the lineup as the backup goalie by Charlie Lindgren (illness), who will return from a one-game absence. Darcy Kuemper will start between the pipes against the Coyotes on Monday.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Up from AHL

    Shepard was called up from AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    Shepard has a 2.66 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 10 outings with Hershey this year. He also has a 2-0-0 record, 2.50 GAA and .915 save percentage in two contests with Washington. Darcy Kuemper is expected to start in Saturday's road game against Vegas, but Shepard could suit up as the backup goalie after Charlie Lindgren missed the morning skate for maintenance reasons.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Returned to AHL

    Shepard was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday, according to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

    Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed) will be Charlie Lindgren's backup in Tuesday's contest versus Vegas, so Shepard will return to the minors. The 28-year-old Shepard has won both of his NHL starts this season, stopping 54 of 59 shots.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Back with big club

    Shepard was summoned from AHL Hershey on Monday.

    According to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network, Shepard participated in Monday's practice along with fellow netminders Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed) and Charlie Lindgren. If Kuemper isn't ready to return Tuesday versus Vegas, Shepard could be in the lineup again.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Sent back to AHL

    Shepard was sent down to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    Shepard was excellent Sunday against the Islanders, stopping 36 of 37 shots in a win. However, the 28-year-old netminder will return to the AHL, indicating Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed) should be ready to go before Washington's next game vs. Vegas. Shepard won both of his two starts with the Capitals this season, allowing five goals on 59 shots.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Huge saves in win

    Shepard made 36 saves in a 4-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

    It was his first start of the season since Oct. 25, and he played lights-out hockey. Shepard made some incredible saves, and his mates laid it on the line for him, too -- they blocked 32 shots compared to just 11 for the Isles. The goal that got past him came in the last minute of the first frame when Shepard was out of position and Alexander Romanov buried the puck into an empty net. Shepard remains third on the Caps' depth chart and will stay with the club until Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed) returns.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Facing Islanders

    Shepard will defend the road goal Saturday against the Islanders, per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Shepard will make his second NHL start, and his first since stopping 18 shots in a 6-4 win over New Jersey on Oct. 25. He backed up Charlie Lindgren in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Devils due to the absence of Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed).

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Recalled from AHL

    Shepard was called up from AHL Hershey on Friday, according to Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Shepard made his NHL debut Oct. 25, stopping 18 of 22 shots in a 6-4 win over New Jersey. He was sent back to the minors three days later and has gone 4-1-0 with a 2.35 GAA and .910 save percentage at the AHL level. With Darcy Kuemper (undisclosed) sidelined, Shepard will back up Charlie Lindgren against New Jersey on Friday.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Heading back to AHL

    Shepard was sent down to AHL Hershey on Saturday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Shepard's reassignment is the result of Charlie Lindgren (back) being ready to return Sunday as Darcy Kuemper's backup. The 27-year-old Shepard made one start for Washington this year, allowing four goals on 22 shots in a 6-4 win over the Devils.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Wins NHL debut

    Shepard stopped 18 of 22 shots in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Devils.

    It wasn't pretty -- the Devils rattled off four goals in a span of 5:30 during the second period -- but Shepard won his NHL debut. The 27-year-old is likely to be the Capitals' backup while Charlie Lindgren (upper body) is out of action. Shepard probably won't see much action, as the Capitals don't have a back-to-back over the next week, allowing Darcy Kuemper to handle a majority of the work.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Starting Wednesday

    Shepard will defend the road net Wednesday against New Jersey, per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

    Shepard will make his NHL debut in the second half of Washington's back-to-back after Darcy Kuemper plays in Tuesday's matchup with Toronto. The 27-year-old Shepard has a 30-11-5 record with a 2.11 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 47 AHL appearances over the past four seasons, including two contests during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Summoned to DC

    Shepard was called up from AHL Hershey on Tuesday, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    With Charlie Lindgren (upper body) still ailing and the Capitals facing a back-to-back slate beginning Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Shepard appears poised to get some regular season NHL action following the recall. The 27-year-old -- who sports a 2.88 GAA and an .885 save percentage behind a 2-0-0 record in the minors this season -- was an invaluable component of Herhsey's Calder Cup run last year and could very well make his NHL debut during the recall.

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  • Capitals' Hunter Shepard: Placed on waivers

    The Capitals have put Shepard on waivers Friday.

    Shepard has yet to play in the NHL and will return to AHL Hershey, if he passes through waivers. Shepard was was 20-8-5 with a 2.18 GAA and a .916 save percentage with the Bears in 2022-23.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Cohasset, MN
Age: 28
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left