On a real roll: numbers for the morning after – Russian Machine Never Breaks

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On a real roll: numbers for the morning after – Russian Machine Never Breaks

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Chris Cerullo

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March 7, 2019 7:24 am


Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals continued recent winning ways by extending their current streak to five games, securing a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers to do so.

The Caps out-shot the Flyers 35 to 30.

  • Andre Burakovsky scored his tenth goal of the season, giving him six points in his last eight games. This is the fourth season in a row that Andre has recorded a double digit goal total.
  • Congrats to Nick Jensen as he recorded an assist on Nicklas Backstrom‘s goal which was his first point as a Washington Capital.
  • Another great game from the third line. The Caps got 70-percent of the shot attempts and scoring chances at five-on-five with that trio on the ice. Carl Hagelin also recorded his first assist with the team.

With tonight’s win, his 250th of his career, Braden Holtby has become the second fastest goaltender in NHL history to record 250 wins. He’s one of just 56 goaltenders in NHL history to reach the mark, and one of 12 active goaltenders. pic.twitter.com/fggFwfrtzY

— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 7, 2019

  • Somehow Natural Stat Trick has the Caps with only five high danger chances at five-on-five through two periods. I’m not sure I was watching the same game as the ole calculators.
  • The Caps now move on to Friday and have yet another Metro Division foe to take down in the New Jersey Devils. The Devils currently sit at the bottom of the division and have lost four games in a row.

Numbers thanks to Hockey-reference.com and NaturalStatTrick.com.

Full RMNB Coverage of Caps at Flyers

Headline photo: Len Redkoles

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