June 5, 2020

Three Stars: Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs 11/29/14

This game was a terrible collective effort from the Washington Capitals. Attribute it to what you will, but it was atrocious. Losing 6-2 is not a good look. Especially against the Leafs, who are kind of good but also prone to being absurdly bad at times.

The Caps’ top line was not bad, even though the rest of the team was, and thus the only thing worth talking about after an otherwise embarrassing performance.

First star: Nicklas Backstrom. He earned his 19th assist of the season on Tom Wilson’s third period goal, and collected two assists in the loss. He leads the team in points (24), and is riding a 5 game point streak where he’s amassed 8 points (1g, 7a).

Second star: Tom Wilson. One goal, 15 PIMS, 5 shots on goal, and 4 hits. And all in 12:08. He knows how to make the most of his time. Very efficient.

 Third star: Alex Ovechkin. He didn’t score a goal in the loss, but led all skaters in TOI (20:45), PP TOI (5:33), and shots on goal (7), plus 4 hits.

About Katie Brown

Katie Brown is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Capitals. She resides in Arlington, VA, and developed a love for the sport of hockey as a youngster while watching her brothers play. Katie works at a nonprofit organization by day but the rest of her time is devoted to watching, writing, and talking about hockey and perfecting her mean one-timer. She is co-host of Girls Just Wanna Have Puck podcast. You can follow Katie on Twitter @katie_brown47.

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