The Caps feasted on the Jets. Was it just an appetizer for Saturday's game against the Islanders?
With another big night, Nicklas Backstrom should be in the conversation not just for one of the NHL's best, but perhaps the best player in the league.
The Winnepeg Jets have been the NHL's most penalized team and played that way at Verizon Center. The Capitals took advantage with three power play goals.
Troy Brouwer scores an empty-net goal to make it 5-1 in the third period to seal the win for the Caps.
Alex Ovechkin gives the Caps a 2-0 first period lead as he notches his NHL-leading 38th goal of the season, extending his scoring streak to four straight games.