· Washington will practice at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The Capitals will provide a media bus at the conclusion of practice on Friday to transport media from Kettler Capitals Iceplex to Verizon Center for Toronto’s practice
· Tom Wilson scored the game-winning goal in overtime, marking his first career NHL playoff goal. Wilson is the first player in franchise history to score his first career postseason goal in overtime.
· Justin Williams scored two goals, marking his fourth career postseason multi-goal game and his first since April 28, 2014 vs. San Jose (2g, 1a). Tonight also marked his 18th career postseason multi-point game. Williams has earned nine points (5g, 4a) in 13 career playoff games with Washington and has recorded seven points (3g, 4a) in seven career playoff games against Toronto. Dating back to last postseason, Williams has earned a point in five straight playoff games (5g, 2a). In addition, his first goal tonight marked his sixth career postseason power-play goal.
· Braden Holtby stopped 35 of 37 shots to earn his 23rd career playoff win. Holtby ranks first in franchise history in postseason games played (47) and wins.
· T.J. Oshie’s assist marked his ninth career playoff assist. He has earned 11 points (6g, 5a) in 13 career playoff games with Washington and has tallied seven points (5g, 2a) in his last seven playoff games dating back to last postseason.
· Kevin Shattenkirk’s assist marked his 25th career playoff assist and first playoff point with Washington. Shattenkrik led all skaters in shots (9).
· Matt Niskanen’s assist marked his 23rd career playoff assist. He has earned eight points (8a) in 27 career playoff games with Washington. In addition. Niskanen led Washington in hits (7).
· Evgeny Kuznetsov earned an assist, marking his 10th career playoff point (6g, 4a).
· Dmitry Orlov led Washington in ice time (25:22).
· Tonight marked the 25th overtime win in Capitals playoff history and the first since Washington’s 4-3 win on April 28, 2016 against Pittsburgh.
· Tonight marked the first time the Capitals have overcome a two-goal deficit to win a playoff game since April 17, 2015 against the Islanders, when Washington trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the game and came back to win 4-3. The Capitals trailed 2-0 in the first period tonight.
· The Capitals have won five of their last six Games 1s and are 26-16 all-time in the opening game of a playoff series. In addition, Washington is 18-8 all-time in Game 1s at home.
· The Capitals have won 15 of their last 19 postseason games when they score a power-play goal (4/19/12-4/13/17: 15-4).
· Washington outshot Toronto 44-37 and outhit the Maple Leafs 52-47.
· Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals’ 358th consecutive sellout at Verizon Center.
Capitals Postgame Audio
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Maple Leafs Postgame Audio
Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock