The Capitals started their first extended road trip of the season in style, downing the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 with an all around complete effort. Best sixty minutes from them so far on the young season.
The Caps out-shot the Nucks 33 to 24 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 38 to 29.
Nicklas Backstrom has set up 52 different teammates on the road to 600 career assists, including 234 helpers on goals by Alex Ovechkin (39%). He has only set up two other players at least 40 times: T.J. Oshie (48) and Alexander Semin (40), per NHL Stats.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 23, 2018
This looks nice. pic.twitter.com/5RvVByxwEo
— Chris Cerullo (@CJC_95) October 23, 2018
John Carlson is the 10th different blueliner in NHL history to post 5 multi-point games in his first 8 team GP of a season.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 23, 2018
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