Washington 2, Ottawa 1

Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 1-4-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-3-0-0 L2
Washington 4-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W4


Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson scored 3:14 apart midway through the first period and the Washington Capitals held on for a 2-1 home victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Mike Knuble notched two assists for Washington, which matched the franchise record by starting the season with four straight wins. Saturday's triumph was the Capitals' first in regulation.

Backstrom opened the scoring at 8:47 by converting a cross-crease pass from Alexander Semin during a power play. Johansson made it 2-0 shortly thereafter, beating Alex Auld on a wraparound.

Tomas Vokoun made 33 saves to improve to 4-11-0 lifetime against Ottawa. The veteran had lost his previous four meetings with the Senators.

Peter Regin scored and Auld turned aside 24 shots for Ottawa, which has lost 10 of its last 11 visits to Washington.

Capitals defenseman Roman Hamrlik set a record by playing in his 1,315th NHL game, the most ever by a Czech-born and trained player. He passed Bobby Holik for sole possession of top spot.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Washington
Peter Regin 1 Points Mike Knuble 2
Peter Regin 1 Goals Nicklas Backstrom 1
Nick Foligno 1 Assists Mike Knuble 2
N/A Power Play Goals Nicklas Backstrom 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alexander Auld .923 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .971
Alexander Auld 24 Saves Tomas Vokoun 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 34 1 0-1 2-3 6 33
Washington 26 2 1-3 1-1 2 28

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Florida. The Capitals have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Senators have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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