Washington 4, Nashville 1

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 17-12-3-1 8-5-2-1 9-7-1-0 L1
Washington 17-14-0-1 11-5-0-1 6-9-0-0 W1


Nicklas Backstrom recorded a goal and an assist and Michal Neuvirth made 20 saves as the Washington Capitals matched their scoring total from the previous three games in a 4-1 triumph over the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Troy Bouwer each scored and Marcus Johansson added a pair of assists as the Capitals snapped the Predators’ five-game winning streak.

Backstrom scored the game-winner with 4:09 left in the first period.

Nashville goaltender Anders Lindback tried to clear a puck with his stick but sent it right to Backstrom, who kept control as he absorbed a hit and circled behind the net before wrapping it around for his 12th tally.

The Predators got one back on Sergei Kostitsyn’s tally at the 4:40 mark of the third, but Semin buried a wrister with 9:39 left and Brouwer put it away when he redirected Dennis Wideman’s slap shot on the power play 3:25 later.

Ovechkin showed a flash of his star form on his first-period tally, using a referee to screen himself for a pass and then winning a race to the net for his 11th goal.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Washington
Sergei Kostitsyn 1 Points Nicklas Backstrom 2
Sergei Kostitsyn 1 Goals Nicklas Backstrom 1
Shea Weber 1 Assists Marcus Johansson 2
N/A Power Play Goals Troy Brouwer 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback .826 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .952
Anders Lindback 19 Saves Michal Neuvirth 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 21 1 0-5 1-2 4 23
Washington 23 4 1-2 5-5 10 35

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Capitals have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .533 after a loss.
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