Saturday afternoon, the Capitals snapped a six-game losing streak in a high-offense endeavor versus the New York Rangers. Evgeny Kuznetsov and TJ Oshie each scored two goals in the game, with the latter earning his first career Gordie Howe hat trick. Postgame, Capitals players and Head Coach Peter Laviolette reflected on the win before turning their focus to Sunday’s game in Buffalo.
“It’s a big game,” said Laviolette. “I think guys knew that, and they responded well. I thought everybody was on point right from the start. Sometimes a one o’clock game can catch you, but I thought our guys were really good right from the first three, four shifts.”