BY RICH GOLDBERG, CSN
The Capitals notched a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Saturday, meaning Washington will travel to Philadelphia for Game 3 with a 2-0 series lead.
These five stats told the story of their Game 2 victory.
Opening onslaught: The Capitals faced 19 shots in the first period, the most Washington’s allowed in any first period this season. For all those shots, the Flyers scored 0 goals. Braden Holtby’s 19 saves were the 3rd most by a goalie in any period in Capitals playoff history.
Marc-us my words: Marcus Johansson entered the 2016 postseason with 1 multi-assist performance in 44 career playoff games. In 2 postseason matchups against the Flyers, Johansson has 2 multi-assist games.
Sweet “Chim” Music: Jason Chimera has more playoff game-winning goals than Alex Ovechkin. Yes, you read that correctly. Chimera notched his 6th playoff GWG in Game 2, tying Peter Bondra for the most in team history. Ovechkin is tied with 2 others with 5 game-winning goals.
Power Trip: The Capitals have scored at least 1 power play goal in their last 7 playoff games against the Flyers, including 3 PP goals in 8 chances this postseason. In turn, the Flyers have converted 0 power play goals in 8 opportunities this series.
Steve-o-suffering: Steve Mason’s Game 2 loss put the Flyers goalie into rather dubious company. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mason tied for the 3rd longest road losing streak to start a playoff career (0-6) in terms of goalie decisions. Only 2 other netminders have started worse; Ed Giacomin (0-9) and Dan Bouchard (0-10).