Coming off an embarrassing eight goal defeat the Capitals downed the Devils in overtime 2 to 1.
Here’s Friday night’s Plus/Minus:
Plus: John Carlson’s goal was his tenth of the season. He is the fifth Capitals skater to hit double digits.
Minus: One goal against and Brenden Dillon was on the ice for it.
Nine more notes on the game:
- A scoreless first period was an improvement over yesterday with Washington outshooting their hosts early, 9 to 5.
- Carlson’s goal was the game’s first midway through the second period. A pass from Lars Eller got Carlson the puck and he did not miss with his chance.
- New Jersey responded four minutes later with Michael McLeod returning the favor. A long shot from Jesper Boqvist created a rebound that McLeod slammed home from the slot.
- The Capitals put 15 shots on net in the second period but only Carlson’s blast beat Mackenzie Blackwood.
- Both teams failed to convert on both of their two power play opportunities.
- In overtime Dmitry Orlov’s shot from the left circle beat Blackwood and earned the Capitals the extra standings point.
- Washington’s victory keeps New Jersey winless against the Capitals this season.
- Alex Ovechkin ended the evening with six shots on goal in 18 minutes of ice time.
- The Capitals would register forty shots on goal at the end of the night.