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Postgame Notes, Stats and Audio, Game 2

April 16, 2017
Team Schedule
·         Tomorrow is a day off for Washington. Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will be available to the media via conference call on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. To access the call, contact a member of the Capitals communications department.
·         Washington will hold a full morning skate on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Air Canada Centre with media availability to follow.

Player Notes
·         With his goal in the second period, Alex Ovechkin (14) passed Peter Bondra (13) for first place on the Capitals playoff power-play goals list. In addition, Ovechkin ranks tied for ninth among active NHL players in career playoff power-play goals. The Moscow native ranks first in franchise postseason history in goals (42), points (83), power-play goals and power-play points (36). Ovechkin also led all skaters in shots (9) and hits (10) tonight.
·         With his goal, John Carlson (7) passed Mike Green (6) for the most career power-play goals by a defensemen in franchise playoff history. Carlson has registered 32 points (12g, 20a) in 64 career playoff games and ranks tied for third with Calle Johansson (12) on the Capitals postseason goals by a defenseman list.
·         Braden Holtby made 47 saves, tying his career high (5/2/12 vs. NYR). In addition, Holtby’s 47 saves are tied for the fifth most in franchise playoff history.
·         Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal, marking his 21st career playoff goal. Backstrom is now tied with Dino Ciccarelli (21) for fourth place on the Capitals playoff goals list.
·         Justin Williams has earned three points (2g, 1a) in two games this postseason. Dating back to last season, Williams has earned a point in six straight playoff games (5/2/16-4/15/17: 5g, 3a). He has earned 10 points (5g, 5a) in 14 playoff games with Washington and 88 points (35g, 53a) in 129 career playoff games. In addition, Williams has registered eight points (3g, 5a) in eight career playoff games against Toronto.
·         T.J. Oshie earned an assist, marking his second straight game with an assist (4/13 vs. TOR: 1a). Oshie has recorded 21 points (11g, 10a) in 44 career playoff games and 12 points (6g, 6a) in 14 postseason games with Washington.
·         Marcus Johansson earned his first assist of the postseason, marking his 23rd career postseason point (7g, 16a).
·         Andre Burakovsky earned an assist, marking his fifth career playoff point (3g, 2a).
·         Dmitry Orlov earned an assist, marking his second career playoff point (4/18/16 at PHI: 1a).
·         Matt Niskanen led the Capitals in ice time (33:56).
·         Karl Alzner led Washington in blocked shots (7).

Team Notes
·         This marks the fourth time in franchise playoff history that each of the first two games of a series have gone to overtime and the 11th time Washington has played consecutive overtime games in a series.
·         Tonight marked Washington’s 12th playoff game of two overtimes or longer.
·         Tonight marked the 34th time in Capitals postseason history they have scored two or more power-play goals in a game.
·         Washington outhit Toronto 55-50.
·         Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals’ 359th consecutive sellout at Verizon Center.

Capitals Postgame Audio
John Carlson
Lars Eller
Brooks Orpik
Alex Ovechkin
Justin Williams
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Maple Leafs Postgame Audio
Brian Boyle
Jake Gardiner and Frederik Andersen
Kasperi Kapanen and Morgan Rielly
Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

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