The Caps are on a roll. Last night the team achieved several firsts and one fourth for the season including:
- their first two-game win streak,
- the first time they scored more than three goals in a game,
- the first time they had more than 30 shots in a game,
- the first time they had a two goal lead in a game,
- the first time the power play looked any good over the course of a game, scoring three times, and
- the fourth time Alex Ovechkin has scored two goals in a game.
Elsewhere around the League:
- 'Hawks stud Tuomo Ruutu is out three-to-12 weeks with a wonky back. Three-to-12 weeks? You don't have a medical staff that can narrow it down better than that? To try to replace some of Ruutu's lost offense, Chicago traded a 2006 fifth-round pick to Boston for disgruntled pivot Andy Hilbert.
- In another minor deal, the Leafs traded Nathan Perrot to Dallas for a conditional pick.
- Hart: Brent Seabrook (Game-winning goal, A, +1 in 2-1 win)
- Ross: Tomas Holmstrom (2G, A)
- Norris: Brent Seabrook (Game-winning goal, A, +1 in 2-1 win)
- Vezina: Nikolai Khabibulin (W, 28 saves on 29 shots against. Really)
- Richard: Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff O'Neill, Tomas Holmstrom, Ryan Getzlaf (2G each)
- Calder: Alexander Ovechkin (2G, including tie-breaking and game-winning goals)
- Aiken: Mikael Tellqvist (L, 5 goals against on 33 shots against)