- -1 for Backstrom with 33% in the dot? Not such a good night. I think Nicky misses his line buddy no. 8.
- Tom Poti skated 23+ minutes at a +1? Nice. Better than he's shown early on in the young season.
- Only four minors taken throughout the night...we've been much worse lately. Overall the Caps are moving in the right direction with regards to the penalty box.
Alex Ovechkin of course. He now leads the league in goals (9), points (16), and is second in +/- (9). Not a bad start, considering he's also averaging 2.00 points per game. That extra training over the summer seems to be paying off. He's several weeks ahead of last years pace, and that's bad for the rest of the Eastern Conference, especially that he's doing it 5-on-5.
Next Up: @ Atlanta