The Capitals were at the Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils and their new spaceship sized video board on Friday night. The team needed a good response in Newark after putting up a couple poor showings against Tampa and Pittsburgh. They got just that.
TJ Oshie broke the early deadlock with a top-shelf bullet after Nicklas Backstrom made a great defensive play and fed Oshie in the slot. 1-0 good guys after 20 minutes.
Alex Ovechkin made it 2-0 from his office on the power play before Taylor Hall drew the Devils within one on their own power play. Jakub Vrana responded almost immediately with a deflection goal, his first of the season.
Kyle Palmieri led off the third period with a breakaway strike, but Oshie restored the two goal lead on a double minor power play. Backstrom then again got involved scoring with his skate after an Ovechkin slap pass.
Caps beat Devils 5-2!
— NYC Caps Crew (@NYCCapsCrew) October 13, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
See you tomorrow for some action against the division rival Philly Flyers.
Photo: Bruce Bennett