Thursday night in New Jersey the Capitals re-found their footing, with a 5-2 road win against the Devils. The game produced some nice highlights, with Brooks Orpik doing his best impression of an immovable object against Taylor Hall and a couple pretty breakaway goals. But the best news of all? Daniel Winnik will keep his beard.
Stats-wise at five-on-five, it was evenly played. The possession battle was basically a tie (43-40 Devils at five-on-five), but the Caps edged out a few more shots on net. Factor in the significant PP time and the Caps outshot the Devils 36-29.