Capitals Lead Flyers 2-1: First Period Stats

The Capitals opened the scoring with a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin (4) at 11:11 of the first frame. The Capitals would stretch their lead to 2-0 with a tally from Tom Wilson (5) at 16:36 of the first period. The Flyers would answer with a goal from Scott Laughton (2) at 18:33 to make it 2-1atthefirstintermission.

LIVE STATS

SCORING

Alex Ovechkin goal:

Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play to give the Caps a 1-0 lead with his fourth goal of the season. That marks his 261st career power play goal, four shy of Brett Hull (265) for the second-most power play goals in NHL history.

Tom Wilson goal:

Scott Laughton goal

BASIC STATS
(Stats from NHL.com)

SHOTS
(Stats from Natural Stat Trick) Flyers led in shot attempts 21-19 with the Capitals leading in shots on goal 15-9.

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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