Top 3 Capitals studs against Penguins

The Washington Capitals began 2024 with a bang, literally with four first period goals to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
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The Washington Capitals took care of business in their first game of 2024. The tables turned since opening night on Friday the 13th. After starting the season with a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals trounced them 4-3 last night to leapfrog past them in the standings and occupy that second and final spot in the wild card.

Lots of players stepped up in the winning effort but who were the top 3 studs in the win?

Martin Fehervary, Washington Capitals
Martin Fehervary, Washington Capitals / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Martin Fehervary

Martin Fehervary left Friday night's loss against the New York Islanders with an injury but was back in the lineup last night. His goal put the Caps up 3-0. Fehervary was among a Capitals blueline that combined for four points in the win with two goals and two assists. Rasmus Sandin had two of those assists with Fehervary providing the lone goal and new defenseman Ethan Bear assisting on the first goal.

Fehervary skated on the top pair last night with John Carlson. When paired together in both games against the Penguins at five on five, their combined Corsi For percentage is at 50 percent whie Fehervary's CF drops to 33.33 percent without Carlson, per Natural Stat Trick.