Top 3 Capitals studs against Kraken

A much needed win. Here were the heroes.

Connor McMichael, Washington Capitals
Connor McMichael, Washington Capitals / Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
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T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals / Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

#2 T.J. Oshie

The hometown hero, no pun intended as T.J. Oshie is from the area and loves his Seahawks who just got Sam Howell at quarterback, gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead by taking advantage of one of five giveaways. This victim was the goalie Joey Daccord as former Capital Philipp Grubauer was backing up.

Also among ghosts of Capitals past was journeyman Andre Burakovsky. He skated 12:38 and finished with a -1. He also had three shots and two penalty minutes. Oshie on the other hand scored on the only shot he took which came on the power play as he finished with a plus one while skating 17:36. Advantage retirement home there.

Oshie's PPG was the only Caps power play goal of the night and the only goal Chuck allowed came on one of three power play opportunities from the opposition. It was a penalty kill that allowed six shots while the Caps put up just three shots on the other end.

The Caps also had the edge in takeaways 9-7 and one takeaway made the Kraken pay dearly. Before we get to that part let's congratulate Oshie on 999 games played with the big 1,000 coming tomorrow night in Vancouver.