Tuesday night the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-0 and extended their home win streak to 10 games. They continue to rack up even-strength goals at a ferocious pace, and on top of that they solved the Canes top-ranked 87.7 percent PK twice. One of those tallies was Alex Ovechkin passing Joe Sakic for 14th all-time in PP goals.
The superlatives and records keep on mounting. This was the Caps’ 10th shutout of the season and it was also their ninth straight home game where they scored five goals or more. Holtby is 12-0-0 over his last dozen games and tied the league lead in shutouts at seven. Not only that, but the Caps also won the battle of the underlying metrics, keeping the Canes to just 39 five-on-five shot attempts to their 50.