The Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators for the second consecutive Saturday 3-2 in Ottawa to win their fourth game in a row. This big road victory had a couple of milestones for two young defensemen Tyler Lewington and Madison Bowey. Each notched their first career NHL goals, the first time in Capitals franchise history that two defensemen scored their first NHL goals in the same game. Continue reading “Madison Bowey and Tyler Lewington Score First NHL Goals in Caps Win Over Sens”
The Washington Capitals returned to action at Capital One Arena following the NHL holiday break and got a huge 3-1 win over their Metropolitan Division rival Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. It was their third win in a row that saw goals from Chandler Stephenson, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson. Christmas was fun and the Caps had great videos, but it feels good to see them play hockey again.
Tom Wilson and Wayne Simmonds are known on their respective teams for being heavy hitters who aren’t afraid to throw a punch… or two. But what else do they bring to the table? Let’s take a look a the numbers from the regular season:
Hits: TW-253 WS-192
PIM: TW-163 WS-177
Goals: TW-7 WS- 32
Assists: TW-16 WS-28
Shots: TW-99 WS-229
Average TOI: TW-12:55 WS-17:14
Face-off win %: TW-57.1 WS-71.4
We will credit Simmonds’ edge on Willy to his veteran NHL player status. Tom Wilson still has some learning to do and that is something that will come with time and experiences. For now we are happy with how far he has come this season, and are really looking forward to seeing him mature into an amazing hockey player.