Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Postgame Notes and Audio
Capital One Arena | January 11, 2018
| Carolina Hurricanes
| Washington Capitals
· Caps coach Barry Trotz will be available to the media at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
· Christian Djoos recorded an assist on Eller’s goal, his ninth point of the season (3g, 6a). Djoos is tied for seventh among rookie defensemen in assists this season.
· Alex Ovechkin led the team with five shots. Ovechkin has led the team in shots 15 times this season.
· Devante Smith-Pelly and Brooks Orpik each led the team with four hits.
· Nicklas Backstrom led the team with eight face off wins on 14 draws (57 percent).
· Brett Connolly led the team in five-on-five shot attempt percentage (16 shot attempts for, 9 against, 60 shot attempts percentage).
· Tonight’s loss snapped a 10-game home win streak, the longest streak in the NHL this season. It was the Capitals’ first home loss since Nov. 30 versus the Los Angeles Kings (5-2)
· The Capitals are now 14-3-2 in their last 19 games overall.
· The Capitals face the Hurricanes tomorrow at PNC Arena. Washington is 3-5-0 in the second half of back-to-back games this season.
· The Capitals are 18-0-1 this season when they hold a lead after the first period.
· Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals 387 th consecutive sellout at Capital One Arena.
Capitals Postgame Audio
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Carolina Hurricanes Postgame Audio
Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters