The Caps now get a couple of days to recover and prepare for a match with Buffalo on Friday.
- Alex Ovechkin's stat line: 2 goals, 1 assist, minus-2 rating, 13 shots on goal, 2 takeaways. As impressive as that is, it does not come close to the way he lifted the team and lead them in this comeback. Truly an MVP performance.
- Nicklas Backstrom connected with 3 primary assists on the Caps first 3 goals. He now has 82 assists in his career and moves into 43th place on the Caps All-Time Assist Leaders list. He passed Doug Jarvis, Michael Nylander and Alexander Semin. Not bad for the second year player.
- Tomas Fleischmann scored his 12th goal of the season on the power play. The Caps went 2 for 5 on with the extra man and held New York goalless in 3 attempts.
- Viktor Kozlov scored on a brilliant shot from an even better pass from Backstrom. Kozlov now has 193 career goals. Who gets to 200 goals first, Ovechkin or Kozlov? Kozlov needs 7 but Alex is on his heels with 185.
- With the win the Caps have won 8 of their last 10 games and hold a 8 point lead in the Southeast Division. Merry Christmas everyone!