Top 3 Capitals studs against Kraken

A much needed win. Here were the heroes.
Connor McMichael, Washington Capitals
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The Washington Capitals are right back in the thick of the playoff race. No I am not exaggerating. The NHL standings don't lie and a big win over the Seattle Kraken to snap a two game skid didn't hurt either. Here were the highlights.

Now for the first time in a minute here are the top 3 studs from last night:

Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals / James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Charlie Lindgren

Charlie Lindgren aka Chuck had another good night. He stopped all 18 shots at even strength and five out of six shots on the power play with a total of 23 on the night with a .958 save percentage. The defense in front of Lindgren shored up the win. Welcome back Martin Fehervary indeed.

Lindgren has won three of his last five games and his record improves to 16-11-5 in 34 games played with a 2.66 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. He also looked up at the scoreboard and understood the assignment.

The Caps are now just ONE point back of the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings for that second and final playoff spot. None of them play tonight as it's all just west coast matchups. On Saturday the Red Wings host the Sabres at 12:30 p.m. on NHL Network while you can catch the Islanders and Senators on ESPN plus at the same time.