We had on our hands a battle atop the Metro Division with the victor taking sole ownership of that renowned peak. Within that battle was another matchup between two Vezina capable goaltenders, a return of a beloved Swedish soldier, and the last game of a tumultuous, but still fun, 2017.
Tom Wilson got things started with a goal in tight, then Christian Djoos continued the Caps hot start with another tally, but John Moore would cool things off with one of his own.
John Carlson slapped home a bomb on the power play to extend the lead to two once more. Matt Niskanen added another. Zajac would edge the Devils closer before a Backstrom empty netter.
Caps beat Devils 5-2!