The Washington Capitals tried everything they could but in the end they suffered a first round exit for the fourth straight year. It’s obviously way too early to even think about what the lineup could look like next season. There is one suggestion though, put Anthony Mantha on the top line.
Mantha posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6. Mantha didn't score in the six-game series, but he was able to pick up four helpers from a middle-six role. The 27-year-old winger added 16 shots on net, 23 hits, 13 PIM and a minus-3 rating. He had 23 points in 37 regular-season outings after missing a large chunk of the campaign due to a shoulder injury.
Mantha picked two apples Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Panthers in Game 3. The oft-injured Mantha has always had tantalizing talent, but his many band-aids have dulled his impact. Right now, he's playing effective hockey and has helped the Caps move into a 2-1 lead over the Presidents' Trophy winners. Mantha has three assists in three games this postseason.
LAS VEGAS - Before Washington Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette reconfigured his lineup last week, putting center Lars Eller and winger Anthony Mantha together on the third line, neither looked playoff-ready. Eller had gone eight games without a point in what seemed to be a lost year. Mantha had gone four...
Anthony Mantha scored twice in a 34-second stretch in the second period and added two assists to lift the visiting Washington Capitals to an 8-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Defenseman Dmitry Orlov secured a career-high four-point performance (one goal, three assists) in his return from a lower-body...
Mantha scored two goals and added two assists in Saturday's 8-4 win over Montreal. The goals, which came 34 seconds apart in the second period while the teams were playing 4-on-4, snapped an eight-game goal drought. Both were breakaways. Mantha has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last four games and could deliver sneaky value as the season closes.
The month of March has been very kind to the Capitals, as they’ve essentially cemented a playoff spot and turned around their worst stretch of the season. And over the last few weeks, their story cannot be told without talking about the play of Anthony Mantha. With the opening...
It's been a slow Friday morning in terms of shots on goal (SOG) prop releases, but one game has given us a complete menu to choose from. Luckily it was a game I had circled already. The game in reference is the Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres, and I've got...
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Mantha tallied a goal and ripped five shots during Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Sabres. Mantha has been quite productive since returning from a 45-game absence due to a shoulder injury, with five goals and seven points in his last 11 games. Locked into a top-six role with plenty of upside in a high-octane offense, Mantha is a worthwhile fantasy commodity in any format.
Anthony Mantha scored two first-period goals and the visiting Washington Capitals went on to a 7-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin and Conor Sheary each had a goal and an assist for Washington, which has won three straight and six of seven (6-0-1). Vitek Vanecek made 39 saves.