Thursday night the Caps started off a three-game homestand by shutting out the New Jersey Devils 1-0. This game was an utter snooze-fest, with Braden Holtby’s league-leading eighth shutout only requiring that he block 15 pucks. But despite the slow pace, the Capitals passed yet another milestone, with their franchise record 14th straight home win. Jakub Vrana also scored his second NHL goal.
This was the fewest shots on goal that the Caps have given up in any game this year, but it was far from the fewest shot attempts. Somehow the Devils actually out-attempted the Capitals 34 to 32 at five-on-five, while the Caps were ahead 59 to 50 in all situation.