Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals come to grips with their first regulation loss of the season, a 3-2 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night at Rexall Place:
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.
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.