- Alex Ovechkin scored for the ninth consecutive game. He has 21 points (10g, 11a) in those 9 games. He also recorded the 25th game-winner of his career. Ovechkin had a career high 8 missed shots.
- The power play scored 2 goals on 4 attempts but gave up 2 power play goals to Atlanta on 3 attempts.
- Viktor Kozlov recoreded 3 points in the victory including a break away goal early in the third period.
- 2007 first round draft pick Karl Alzner made his NHL debut. Alzner logged over 21-minutes of ice time with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot.
- Sami Lepisto played his first game of the season and picked up the primary assist on Ovechkin's first goal.
- Graham Mink and Chris Bourque combined for 7 shots on goal.
- The Caps outshot Atlanta 33-18 and outdrew the Thrashers in the face-off dot 28-19.
- Jose Theodore was solid early but gave up 3 goals on 18 shots.
- Tomas Fleischmann had 2 assists in the game and has scored points in 3 straight and 6 of the last 7.