The Washington Capitals had their empty net scored upon with only a minute left in regulation to go down two goals. They took that challenge head on and ended up taking down the San Jose Sharks 5-4 in overtime.
The total shots were tied at 29 apiece, as were the total shot attempts at five-on-five at 45 apiece.
Today’s Capitals win marked the sixth time in NHL history a team won a game after allowing an empty net goal and the first time since Oct. 15, 2016 (Vancouver 2, Calgary 1, SO).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 5, 2020
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 5, 2020
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