The results might not be what the Capitals were expecting. The Blue Jackets outshot the Caps. They outscored the Caps, and they outhit the Caps.
Despite those statistics, the Capitals were able to hold their own for a brief stretch in the first period. After Jay Beagle was blasted after a curl-and-drag attempt on Sergei Bobrovsky, winger Tom Wilson came to his teammate's defense with a shattering hit that led to a Blue Jackets retaliation penalty on Corey Tropp.