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Post Game Notes and Audio: WSH vs. PIT, Game 2, 4/29/18

 

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 2

Postgame Notes and Audio

Capital One Arena | April 29, 2018

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

FINAL

Pittsburgh Penguins

0

1

0

1

Washington Capitals

2

1

1

4

The series is tied 1-1

Game Summary | Event Summary | @CapitalsPR | CapsToday.com

 

Team Schedule

·         The Capitals will be off on Monday. Select players will be available to the media at 11 a.m. on Monday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Washington will hold a full morning skate on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at PPG Paints Arena.

 

Player Notes

·         Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring and recorded his seventh playoff goal, which is tied for the NHL lead. Ovechkin entered tonight tied for fourth among active NHL players (min. 20 games played) in career playoff goals per game (0.50) and tied for eighth in playoff points per game (0.96).

·         Jakub Vrana scored his first career playoff goal on the power play in the first period.

·         Brett Connolly recorded his first career playoff goal in the second period.

·         Nicklas Backstrom scored an empty net goal, his third goal of the playoffs. Backstrom also led the team with nine face-off wins.

·         Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 33 shots and improved to 5-1 in the playoff games he started. Holtby, who stopped all seven shots in the third period, also recorded an assist on Vrana’s goal.

·         Lars Eller recorded three assists, his first three points of the playoffs.

·         Tom Wilson recorded an assist, his fourth of the playoffs. Wilson also led the team with seven hits.

·         Brooks Orpik led the team with five blocked shots.

 

Team Notes

·         The Capitals have won five of their last six playoff games.

·         Washington has recorded at least three goals in seven of the last eight playoff games.

·         Washington improved to 15-13 all-time in Game 2s at home.

·         The Capitals recorded a power play goal and lead the NHL with 10 power play goals this postseason. Washington has registered a power play goal in seven of their eight playoff games.

·         Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals 409 th consecutive sellout at Capital One Arena.

 

 

Capitals Postgame Audio

Nicklas Backstrom

Braden Holtby

Alex Ovechkin

Barry Trotz

 

Pittsburgh Penguins Postgame Audio

Sidney Crosby

Patric Hornqvist

Kris Letang

Matt Murray

Justin Schultz

Mike Sullivan


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