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Postgame Notes, WSH vs. PIT, 10/11/17

October 11, 2017

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Postgame Notes and Audio

Capital One Arena | October 11, 2017







Pittsburgh Penguins





Washington Capitals





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Team Schedule

·        The Capitals will practice on Thursday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 11:30 a.m. with media availability to follow.


Player Notes

·        Christian Djoos made his NHL and Capitals debut and finished with two points (1g, 1a). Djoos became the second Capitals rookie to score in his debut game this season (Nathan Walker, one goal, Oct. 7 vs. MTL).

·        Alex Ovechkin scored his eighth goal of the season. That marks the most goals Ovechkin has scored within the first four games of the season. Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals this season. Ovechkin’s 566 career goals since his 2005-06 season debut leads the NHL.

·        Brett Connolly, Nicklas Backstrom and Lars Eller each recorded an assist.

·        Ovechkin led both teams with seven shots on goal.

·        Braden Holtby stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced (.917%).

·        Ovechkin led the team in shot attempt percentage at 5v5 with 62.07% (18 for, 11 against).

·        John Carlson led the team in ice time with 26:22 on 31 shifts. That’s the third time this season Carlson has logged over 26:00 minutes of ice time.

·        Beagle won 6 of his 9 face-offs (67%).

·        T.J. Oshie led the team in hits (6).

·        Oshie, Carlson and Devante Smith-Pelly each led the team in blocked shots (3).

·        Andre Burakovsky played in his 200th-career NHL and Capitals game.


Team Notes

·        The Capitals 44 shot attempts at 5v5 led the game. That marked the highest total for the Capitals over the last three games.

·        The Capitals won 38 of their 67 face-offs (57%), including 7-of-10 shorthanded (70%) and 15-of-23 in the defensive zone (65%).

·        Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals 365th consecutive sellout at Capital One Arena.


Capitals Postgame Audio

Braden Holtby

Brooks Orpik

Barry Trotz


Pittsburgh Penguins Postgame Audio

Kris Letang

Matt Murray

Mike Sullivan