· Tomorrow is a day off for Washington. The Capitals will hold a morning skate on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
· Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal in overtime, marking his sixth career overtime goal and second of the season (12/7 vs. BOS). Backstrom has earned 35 points in his last 27 games (1/5-3/4: 11g, 24a) and has tallied a point in 21 of those 27 games.
· Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn his 34th win of the season. Holtby has posted a 19-0-2 record with five shutouts, a 1.67 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in his last 23 games (12/29-3/4). His current streak of 21 consecutive decisions with a point is the third-longest in franchise history, trailing Jose Theodore in 2009-10 (20-0-3) and himself last season (20-0-2).
· Alex Ovechkin tallied an assist, marking his 25th point in his last 25 games (1/9-3/4: 9g, 16a)
· Dmitry Orlov has earned a point in three of his last five games (2/24-3/4: 1g, 2a). Orlov’s goal marked his 29th point of the season (5g, 24a), tying his career high (2015-16).
· Matt Niskanen has earned three assists in his last two games (2/28-3/4: 3a) and 17 points in his last 22 games (1/15-3/4: 2g, 15a).
· Kevin Shattenkirk earned an assist, marking his first Capitals point.
· Tom Wilson led all skaters in hits (9).
· The Capitals extended their franchise-record winning streak to 15 games (1/1-3/4) and franchise record point streak to 17 games (12/23-3/4: 16-0-1). Washington is the first team to post a home winning streak of 15 or more games since Detroit won an NHL record 23 consecutive home games in 2011-12. During its home-winning streak, Washington has outscored opponents 67-21 and posted six shutouts.
· The Capitals have posted a 27-5-1 record at home this season.
· The Capitals have posted a 31-6-4 record since Dec. 5 and have tallied a point in 27 of their last 31 games (24-4-3). In its last 31 games (12/29-3/4), Washington has outscored opponents 120-60, scored four or more goals 19 times and allowed two goals or fewer 21 times during that span.
· The Capitals’ 95 points and 44 wins this season are the second-most through the first 64 games in a season in franchise history (2015-16: 47-13-4, 98 points).
· The Capitals have scored 22 power-play goals in their last 25 games (1/9-3/4). Washington has posted a 29-3-2 record in games when it scores a power-play goal.
· The Capitals are 30-2-2 this season in games when they have one day of rest.
· The Capitals have allowed two goals or fewer in a League-leading 42 games this season and have posted a 34-2-6 record in those games.
· Washington has earned a point in 13 of its last 15 games against Metropolitan Division opponents (11-2-2) and has outscored opponents 59-24 during that span.
· Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals’ 349th consecutive sellout at Verizon Center.
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Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
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