- Ovechkin's goal broke a five game goal drought for the left winger. Mike Green got the only assist on the play.
- Nicklas Backstorm had a strong game but was robbed twice by the Minnesota goalie of the same name. Backstrom led everyone in face-off wins and percentage, winning 17 of 24 draws (71%).
- Matt Bradley was making his presents felt. He delivered a game high 5 hits.
- The Caps killed 4 of the 5 power plays they faced and have allowed 5 goals on 44 chances in the first 10 games. The Caps power play was anemic again going 0 for 2. The Caps have not scored a power play goal in the last 5 games.
- Nuevirth stopped 15 of the 17 shots he faced. He has played in all of the Capitals first 10 games.
- The teams 22 shots on goal was a season low.
- The Caps travel to Calgary to face the Flames on Saturday.