- Alex Ovechkin scored goals #179 and #180 in his career. His next goal will tie him with Dale Hunter and Michal Pivonka for 8th on the Capitals All-Time Goal Scoring list.
- Alexander Semin scored the first goal of the game on a sweet move to net and has points in both games he's played since returning from injury.
- Tom Poti and Matt Bradley each had a assist. For Bradley it was his 100th career point in the NHL.
- The Caps scored on 3 of 7 power plays and held Ottawa scoreless on their 4 chances.
- In the last 10 games the Caps have averaged 3.00 goals per game and limited their opponents to 2.30 goals per game. Not bad considering the number of players the Caps have used during that span.
- Brooks Laich scored his 2nd game-winner of the season.