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Capitals vs. Devils Recap: Overtime Orlov Ends It

The Capitals defeated the Devils 2 to 1 in overtime.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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:

  1. A scoreless first period was an improvement over yesterday with Washington outshooting their hosts early, 9 to 5.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Capitals put 15 shots on net in the second period but only Carlson’s blast beat Mackenzie Blackwood.
  5. Both teams failed to convert on both of their two power play opportunities.
  6. In overtime Dmitry Orlov’s shot from the left circle beat Blackwood and earned the Capitals the extra standings point.
  7. Washington’s victory keeps New Jersey winless against the Capitals this season.
  8. Alex Ovechkin ended the evening with six shots on goal in 18 minutes of ice time.
  9. The Capitals would register forty shots on goal at the end of the night.