On Saturday night the Caps beat the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 6-4, making it their record 11th home game in a row scoring at least five goals. This team has completely forgotten what a low-scoring game is. The match also featured a dramatic go-ahead goal late in the third by Zach Sanford, for his first NHL tally, as well as milestone points by TJ Oshie and Nick Backstrom.
The Caps had a few defensive breakdowns as the game wore on, but they put consistent pressure on the Ducks. They tallied 38 shots on goal (to just 22 against), and their five-on-five shot differentials for the three periods were plus-seven, plus-two, and plus-eight. The bye week starts now, and the Caps get some much-deserved rest.