Even as they were rolling to 120 points and the Presidents' Trophy last season, the Washington Capitals had stretches where they started games slowly, falling behind early before rallying. Washington (3-0-1) scored first in each of its four games and has yet to allow a third period goal. The Capitals
It could have been much worse for Daniel Winnik. Barry Trotz said Daniel Winnik lost a little piece of his ear when the puck hit him in the head. The Capitals forward eventually made his way back into the game without missing a shift.
The Caps squandered a 2-0 lead, but put themselves on top in the third period as Alex Ovechkin tips in the shot from Matt Niskanen.