Capitals And Flyers Tied 4-4 After Two Periods: Second Period Stats

The Flyers would tie the game early in the middle frame with a goal from Scott Laughton at 2:29. It was his second goal of the game. Alex Ovechkin would quickly reinstate the Capitals lead with a tally at 4:08, his second goal of the game, to make it 3-2. But the Flyers would quickly tie it back up with a tally from Robert Hagg at 7:50 of the middle frame. The Flyers would take their first lead of the game late in the middle frame with a goal from James van Riemsdyk at 16:36, making it 4-3. Nicklas Backstrom would tie the game at 19:03 of the second period, making it 4-4 at the second intermission.

LIVE STATS

SCORING

Scott Laughton goal:

Alex Ovechkin goal:

Alex Ovechkin gave the Caps a 3-2 lead with his second goal of the game. This marks his 146th career multi-goal game, 62 more multi-goal games than the next-closest player since Ovechkin’s rookie season in 2005-06 (Sidney Crosby: 84). (@CapitalsPR)

Nicklas Backstrom picked up an assist on Ovechkin’s goal, his third multi-assist game of the season and his 156th multi-assist game since 2007-08, the second-most in the NHL during that span. Tom Wilson picked up an assist on Ovechkin’s goal, his first three-point game of the season (1g, 2a). (@CapitalsPR)

Robert Hagg goal:

James van Riemsdyk goal:

Nicklas Backstrom goal:

Nicklas Backstrom tied the game with his first goal and third point of the game (1g, 2a). Backstrom leads the Capitals with 17 points this season (6g, 11a).

Today marks Tom Wilson’s first career three assist game and his second career four point game (2g, 2a on Dec. 6 vs. Chicago). (@CapitalsPR)

BASIC STATS
(Stats from NHL.com)

SHOTS
(Stats from Natural Stat Trick) The Capitals led in shot attempts 21-15 for the middle frame and 40-37 after two periods. Capitals led in shots on goal 15-6 for the second period and 30-14 after two periods.

EXPECTED GOALS
(Stats from MoneyPuck.com)

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
The strength of schedules for the top four teams in the East Division through the first 11 games of the season (20%).

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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