As it stated in Feb 5 (The sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Sunday:Capitals 5, Kings 0The Washington Capitals continued to flex their offensive muscles, routing the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Sunday for their ninth straight home victory.
Backup goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots to earn his third shutout of the season.
Al Montoya stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens (30-16-8) while Cam Talbot made 22 saves for Edmonton (29-18-8), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Lars Eller, Marcus Johansson, Brett Connolly, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams all lit the lamp for Washington, which has an NHL-best 78 points.
Oilers 1, Canadiens 0 (shootout)Leon Draisaitl scored the shootout winner to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 1-0 road win against the Montreal Canadiens.
as declared in Nikita Kucherov, who finished with two assists, scored in the third round to keep the shootout alive.
Granlund extended his franchise-high points streak to 12 games (five goals, 12 assists).
Nathan MacKinnon and Carl Soderberg also scored as the Avalanche snapped a nine-game winless streak and won for second time in 17 home games.
He scored at least one point in 35 of the 45 games he played this season.
Van Riemsdyk untied it with his 19th of the season.
as declared in According to the fine people at the Capitals PR, the Caps’ 78 points this season are the second-most in NHL history through the first 53 games of a season.
In their last 20 games, Washington has outscored opponents 85-40.
According to @EliasSports, #Caps run of 8 straight home games with 5+ goals is longest in team history, longest in NHL since ’91-92 (PIT).
Washington is 24-3-3 this season when leading after the first period and has outscored opponents 56-23 in the first period.
In addition, Washington has earned a point in 11 consecutive home games (10-0-1) and in 14 of its last 15 home games (12-1-1).
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