Top six dominant in shootout victory: numbers for the morning after
The Capitals opened their new campaign with a 5-4 shootout victory against the Ottawa Senators last night, marked notably by an Alex Ovechkin hat trick. Although Ovechkin may have stolen the headlines, his linemate Jakub Vrana and the rest of the top six forward core were also brilliant.
Despite the one goal margin and the game heading to extra time, the Capitals were in control possession wise. They out-attempted the Sens 49 to 39 at five-on-five.
By Chris Cerullo 6 years ago