Capitals tie franchise record for most consecutive games with a player scoring multiple goals


The Washington Capitals tied a franchise record on Sunday for most consecutive games with a player scoring multiple goals.

The Capitals have had at least one such player in each of their last six games, tying a franchise record they set way back in February 1987. The Caps are the fifth team in the past 11 years to accomplish the feat.

Jakub Vrana scored twice in the first period against the Calgary Flames to hit the six-game mark. Vrana also scored twice in the Capitals' 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. 

Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Michal Kempny and Evgeny Kuznetsov have also contributed to the streak, which began Oct. 20 against the Flames.  Vrana, Ovechkin and Carlson all scored twice in two of the six games.

The Capitals will look to continue their streak on Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes.