BY RICH GOLDBERG (@GoldyStats)
Five stats to know following the Capitals' Game 4 loss to the Penguins:
3 vs 7: The Capitals won 3 times and scored 12 goals in their first 3 games this postseason. They have 2 wins and 11 goals in their last 7 playoff games since. Then there’s the power play. Washington was 8 for 17 with the man advantage their first 3 games. Since then, the Capitals are 1 for 22, an average of 4.5 percent
Slip the jab: The Capitals outhit the Penguins 132 to 75 in the first 3 games this series. Things changed in Game 4. Despite Kris Letang out to suspension, Pittsburgh outhit Washington 47 to 41.
MV-Carlson?: If someone told you that John Carlson would lead the Capitals in playoff points, would you be concerned? Carlson leads Washington with 10 points and has the same number of playoff goals as Alex Ovechkin. Carlson scored 8 goals in the regular season. Ovechkin had 50.
Tangled Weber: Mike Weber misplayed the puck leading to the Penguins Game 4 overtime goal. The Capitals have certainly missed Brooks Orpik. They are 1-4 without the veteran defenseman this postseason and have 0 power play goals in 16 opportunities.
Trend is over: Entering Game 4, the Capitals were 4-0 this postseason when scoring first. Pittsburgh had lost 6 consecutive playoff home overtime games. Heck, the Capitals were 18-0-1 this season when Tom Wilson scored a point. All those streaks are done. The Penguins won a home overtime playoff game for the first time since 2009 when they defeated ... the Capitals.