Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings
Postgame Notes and Audio
Capital One Arena | November 30, 2017
| Los Angeles Kings
| Washington Capitals
· The Capitals practice at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex with media availability to follow.
· Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, his seventh and eighth of the season. Kuznetsov’s two-goal effort marked his second multi-goal game of the season and marked the eighth time he has recorded at least two points in a game this year. Kuznetsov leads the team with 28 (8g, 20a) points this season. Over the last two seasons, Kuznetsov's 24 multi-point games are second on the Capitals (Nicklas Backstrom: 25).
· Dmitry Orlov recorded his sixth assist of the season. That marked Orlov’s seventh point of the season (2g, 5a) and his 100 th -career NHL point. Orlov became the 17 th defenseman in Capitals history to reach the 100-point milestone. Orlov has recorded three assists in his last four games.
· Matt Niskanen led the team with five shots on goal, the first time this season he led the team in shots. It also marked the the sixth time this season a defenseman led the team in shots on goal.
· Nicklas Backstrom played in his 759th career Capitals game and passed Mike Gartner (758) for seventh in franchise history in games played. Michal Pivonka sits in sixth with 825 Capitals games played. Additionally, Backstrom won 12 of his 21 face-offs (57 percent), the 12 th time this season Backstrom led the team in face-off wins.
· Brooks Orpik led the team with four hits.
· John Carlson led the team in ice time (26:36). Carlson has led the team in ice time in 21 of the Capitals’ 26 games this season. Tonight marks the first time Carlson has led the team in ice time since Nov. 22 versus the Ottawa Senators.
· Jakub Vrana led the Capitals in shot attempts percentage at five-on-five (28 shot attempts for, 4 against, 87.5 shot attempts percentage).
· Washington outshot their opponent for the second time in the last three games (WSH: 29 shots, LA: 27)
· Washington finished 7-2-0 in home games in the month of November, one win shy of tying the franchise home win total in the month of November.
· Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals 376th consecutive sellout at Capital One Arena.
Capitals Postgame Audio
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Los Angeles Kings Postgame Audio
Kings head coach John Stevens