- The Caps started well in the first period but two defensive breakdowns ended up in the back of the Capitals net. Starting goaltender Micheal Neuvirth left after 12:42 in the first period and was apparently suffering from the flu.Neuvirth stopped only 5 of the 7 shots he faced.
- Semyon Varlamov took over for Nuevirth and finished with 13 saves on 14 shots. His only goal against came in the third period on a screened point shot.
- Marcus Johansson scored his first ever NHL goal on a nice forechecking effort from Matt Hendricks and Jason Chimera. Johansson was the games #3 Star.
- Alex Ovechkin was bracketed by defenders all night but managed 5 shots on goal and dished out 6 hits.
- Alexander Semin put 10 shots on the net and was playing some nice aggressive hockey with 3 hits. Heck even Flash got in on the hitting with 3 hits including a good hit on Boston big man Zdeno Chara.
- The team was above 50% in the face-off dot for only the second time this season. They won 28 of 51 draws. Nicklas Backstrom led the way winning 12 and losing 8.
- The two teams play again on Thursday in Boston.