The Capitals had a 2-1 lead but allowed the Oilers to score a quick-strike goal in their first regulation loss.
In a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Nicklas Backstrom scored his 500th career point. He assisted John Carlson on the first Washington goal of the game.
Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Nicklas Backstrom feeds John Carlson for the game tying goal in the first period against Edmonton. Carlson gets his first goal of the year, Backstrom gets his 500th career point.
After a hit on Michael Latta in the neutral zone, Liam O'Brien took exception and tangled with Matt Hendricks, tackling him to the ice.