Caps outscore four NFL teams' Week 7 score with win in Ottawa


A T.J. Oshie hat trick, two more goals from Alex Ovechkin, plus contributions from defensemen John Carlson and Nick Jensen helped the Capitals put up seven tallies on the Ottawa scoreboard.  

That's more than four teams in Week 8 action around the NFL managed to produce! 

Oshie's hat trick matched the outputs of three NFL teams. The Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, and surprisingly even the Kansas City Chiefs only got a field goal in their respective blowout losses on Sunday. Houston managed to add a safety to their lone field goal to equal the Senators' output. 

While it was a dud of the week in the football world with a handful of quality teams on bye weeks the scores not exactly being as close as weeks past, the Caps' high-scoring affair sure did make up for any recent lack of excitement. 

The Caps have scored three or more goals in their opening six games. Now, coach Peter Laviolette's group will look to limit their oppositions' offensive success after giving up three or more goals for the third time themselves this season – starting with the visiting Red Wings on Wednesday night.