When TJ Oshie dented the twine 14:18 into the third period, the 30-year-old winger put the Caps up 5-3. The goal marked Oshie’s 14th career two-goal game. It also pushed the Caps to an unheard of NHL milestone.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Washington Capitals became the second team in NHL history to score five-plus goals in ten straight home games. The only team who’s done it longer is the 1970-71 Bruins (11). That Bruins team featured three Hall of Fame skaters including Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, and Johnny Bucyk. Think about that.
The Caps have won eleven straight home games overall. During their last ten home contests, the Capitals have scored 6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 5, and 6 goals. The Caps will look to tie the all-time record, which was accomplished in a much easier time to score goals, Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.
Sportsnet elaborated on the Caps’ recent run and the stats are ridiculous.
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) February 10, 2017
Like seriously, Caps. GTFO.
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