Capitals Get Home Shootout Win for First Time this Season

Photo: Nick Wass/AP

The shootout round has been relatively unkind to the Capitals this season. Tonight the Caps played a playoff-like contest and got a huge win to stay atop of the Metropolitan Division and the league. They needed overtime and ultimately the shootout to decide the winner, but unlike most shootouts this season, the Capitals came away with the win and the full two-points. 

T.J. Oshie, a gifted athlete especially when it comes to the skills challenge, had the only Capitals goal in the shootout round. He was the first skater. Braden Holtby took care of the rest.

Oshie told Tarik El-Bashir of CSN on the Caps Extra postgame show that he’s been practicing shootouts since he was 10 years old. He’s now 30. He also spoke with the media after the game.

Holtby had one of his best shootout performances of the season, stopping all three skaters he faced.

John Walton’s call on Holtby’s final save to secure the win: 

The Capitals will host the Coyotes this Saturday at Verizon Center before embarking on a five-game road trip. The Caps will see the Blue Jackets again in the fourth game of the trip on April 2nd.

By Michael Marzzacco

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