February 9, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period at Verizon Center. The Jets won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
.805 - Capitals' winning percentage (via a 33-6-2 record) over the past four seasons in the first home game following a road trip of two games or more, including a 6-1-1 mark under Dale Hunter (Bruce Boudreau's Caps had a 32-8-3 record in such games, and had separate win streaks of 11 and 13 games).
A win tonight against Winnipeg would push that percentage to .810 and, more importantly, give the Caps a seven-point lead over the Jets in the standings (and at least maintain a one-point lead over Buffalo).