5 - Number of Capitals players who have had at least three multipoint games so far this season, which ties Toronto for the most in the League. John Carlson (5), Alex Ovechkin (5), Nicklas Backstrom (4), Evgeny Kuznetsov (4) and T.J. Oshie (3) all check in with multiple multi-point games; Carlson and Ovechkin join Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, and Connor McDavid as the only players to have at least five of them.
As noted yesterday, Carlson is having a particularly good start to the season, and in putting up five multipoint games so far has also made a bit of history:
John Carlson is the 10th different blueliner in NHL history to post 5 multi-point games in his first 8 team GP of a season.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 23, 2018
Bobby Orr (1969-70, 1971-72, 1973-74) and Denis Potvin (1974-75 and 1978-79) are the only ones to do so on multiple occasions. #NHLStats #WSHvsVAN pic.twitter.com/qLDonSfBhu