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Postgame Notes, 4/19/17

April 19, 2017
Team Schedule
·         Tomorrow is a day off for Washington. Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will be available to the media on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Player Notes
·         Tom Wilson scored two goals, marking his first career postseason multi-goal game and multi-point game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wilson is the first Capitals player to score two goals in the first period of a playoff game since Matt Bradley on April 24, 2009 vs. NYR (2g). Wilson has scored three goals in four games this series and tallied five points (3g, 2a) in 32 career playoff games.
·         T.J. Oshie scored two goals, extending his point streak to four games (4/13-4/19: 2g, 4a). Oshie's four-game point streak marks his career-long point streak in a single postseason. Dating back to last postseason, Oshie has earned a point in six consecutive playoff games (5/7/16-4/19/17: 4g, 5a). Tonight marked his third career postseason multi-goal game and seventh career multi-point game.
·         Nicklas Backstrom earned two assists, extending his point streak to three games (4/15-4/19: 2g, 3a). With his second assist, Backstrom passed Scott Stevens (44) for second place on the franchise playoff assist list. Backstrom has tallied 17 points in his last 17 playoff games (5/13/15-4/19/17: 4g, 13a). Tonight marked his 10th career postseason multi-assist game.
·         Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, extending his goal streak to three games (4/15-4/19: 3g). This marks Ovechkin’s fourth-career goal streak of three or more games in his postseason career. Since Ovechkin’s playoff debut in 2007-08, he ranks tied for fifth in the NHL in power-play goals (15) and he ranks ninth among active NHL players in career postseason power-play goals. In addition, Ovechkin ranks first in franchise playoff history in goals (44), points (85), power-play goals (15) and power-play points (37).
·         Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 34 shots, marking his 27th career postseason game with 30 or more saves. Holtby ranks first in franchise playoff history in wins (24) and games played (50).
·         Nate Schmidt tallied an assist, marking his second straight game with an assist (4/17 at TOR: 1a) and his third career playoff point (3a).
·         Lars Eller tallied an assist, marking his first career Capitals playoff point. Eller has earned 19 points (6g, 13a) in 41 career playoff games.
·         Kevin Shattenkirk tallied an assist, marking his second assist of the postseason (4/13 vs. TOR: 1a) and 30th career playoff point (4g, 26a).
·         Dmitry Orlov earned an assist, marking his second point of the series (4/15 vs. TOR: 1a). He has earned three assists in 15 career playoff games.
·         Andre Burakovsky recorded an assist, marking his second point of the series (4/15 vs. TOR: 1a). He has tallied six points (3g, 3a) in 27 career playoff games.
·         Brooks Orpik recorded an assist, marking his first point of the series. Orpik has registered 18 points (2g, 16a) in 116 career playoff games and tallied three assists in 24 playoff games with Washington.

Team Notes
·         According to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight marks the second time in franchise playoff history the Capitals scored four or more goals in the first period (4/23/90 vs. NYR: 4g).
·         Washington scored first, marking the second consecutive game it has scored first. Since the 2009-10 postseason, the Capitals are 22-6 when they score first.
·         The Capitals scored a power-play goal and have scored a power-play goal in three of their four games this series (4 PPG).
·         Washington won 32 of 61 faceoffs (52.5%).

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