Sep. 26, 2016
Weird stats from a weird Penguins-Capitals game
In case you missed it, two teams forgot how to play defense last night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals combined to score nine(!) goals in the second period of the Penguins' 8-7(!) overtime victory.
When the Penguins and Capitals meet, there is always plenty of malice, but Monday, there were also plenty of goals to add to the hatred. Washington led 3-0 at one point before Pittsburgh scored five straight goals. After the Capitals scored consecutive goals, the Penguins scored back-to-back goals, then Pittsburgh allowed two consecutive goals before scoring the overtime winner. Here is a look at some quirky stats from the weirdest game and period of the season.
Nine goals by both teams is most ever in one home period in Penguins' history. Six by Pens, three by Caps.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
Pens now 67-4-1 when Sid & Geno score in the same game, have won 32 in a row.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
3rd time in Evgeni Malkin's career that he's scored 3 goals in a period. But this is the first time he's done it without an empty-netter.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 17, 2017
Pens' record for goals in a period is 8 here vs. San Jose on Dec. 17, 1991.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
Tonight's Penguins-Capitals game featured the same amount of goals that David Clarkson scored as a Maple Leaf (15).— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) January 17, 2017
Previous record for goals by both teams in one home period was 8, done 9 times, most recently Nov. 1, 1997 vs. Canucks (5 by Vancouver).— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
Club record there is eight goals against in a period, back in Year Two in a 14-2 loss to Buffalo on 12/21/75. https://t.co/XTutKGTku6— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) January 17, 2017
Tonight's game tied Pens' record for most goals by both teams in GP decided in OT. NYI won here on Feb. 6, 1990, 8-7. Don Maloney goal.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
15 goals scored in the Penguins-Capitals game. The Avs have scored only 15 goals in their last 8 games— Simon Alger (@simonnuggets93) January 17, 2017
Last time the Capitals scored 7 goals, didn't win was against Penguins on Oct. 11, 1988. They lost to the Penguins, 8-7 (Lemieux hat trick)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 17, 2017
Murray tonight joins Wendell Young as only Pens' goalies to allow 7 in a GP and get the win. Young 32 saves in the 8-7 W over Caps in 1988.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
This game will be the third time in the last 20 years that a team will score seven goals in a game and lose.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) January 17, 2017
Pens have now scored 8+ goals in a reg season GP 101 times. Each of the last 14 times has come on home ice.— Bob Grove (@bobgrove91) January 17, 2017
The Caps and Pens have each scored at least five in a game 13 times before, most recently in 1/21/2008. https://t.co/82KiQvdf5c— Japers' Rink (@JapersRink) January 17, 2017