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Caps, Jets Score Seven Shootout Goals
Editor’s note: The stat vendor listed this incorrectly – the Jets shot first.
This is not something you’ll see every day, let alone every season. The Capitals and the Jets scored seven shootout goals on one another Tuesday as the Caps eventually won, 5-4.
After the teams skated to a 4-4 draw in overtime, Braden Holtby and Ondrej Pavelec each saved the first four shots before yielding the next seven of eight, making it look more like a soccer shootout than a hockey shootout. Oddly enough, it was bad defensive play, not goaltending, that led to the second period scoring outburst and the benching of Mike Green.
Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, and Troy Brouwer each answered a Jets’ goal, before Evander Kane’s miss paved way for Martin Erat to be the hero. The shootout goal-scoring didn’t include Alex Ovechkin or Mikhail Grabovski, who combined for three goals in the game and had the first two shootout attempts for the Caps.