First star: Braden Holtby. He backstopped the Capitals to a 4-0 win and plugged the holes for three penalty kills. He got his 23rd win, fifth shutout of the year, and second shutout of the season versus Pittsburgh.
Second star: Mike Green. Green is a polarizing character amongst fans, but it is undeniable that when he plays well, the team does well. He added a lovely goal and an assist in an overall dominating performance Wednesday, his 10th multipoint game of the season.
Third star: Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom logged two assists in the win, his 10th multi-assist game of the year. He’s collected 25 points in his last 22 games. This guy has 35 assists through 48 games.
Honorable mention: Eric Fehr, who’s playing his first real season at center, for his beastly performance in the dot, winning 17 of 22 faceoffs. That’s 77.3%. Word.