Capital Punishment

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU…

In the wake of last night’s disaster at the RBC Center comes this tidbit…

Last night four Washington Capitals accounted for all 14 of the team’s scoring points: Alexander Semin (2 goals, 3 assists = 5 points), Nicklas Backstrom (1 goal, 3 assists), Alex Ovechkin (1 goal, 2 assists) and Mike Green (1 goal, 1 assist). It was only the second time since 1987 that an NHL team had 14 or more scoring points in one game with no more than four players responsible for them.

The previous instance was by the Canadiens on Oct. 21, 2000, and the Hurricanes were the opponent in that game as well. Montreal beat Carolina, 5-2, that night with its 14 points garnered by just three players: Brian Savage (3 goals, 2 assists), Martin Rucinsky (1 goal, 4 assists) and Trevor Linden (1 goal, 3 assists).

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