BY THE NUMBERS
Goal differential of the Washington Capitals from Dec. 31 to Feb. 9, the best in the NHL. Minnesota was second over that span at plus-15.
Goal differential for the Caps in their past four games. Marcus Johansson, above, has four of Washington’s 22 goals in that stretch.
Goal differential of the Philadelphia Flyers through Friday night, tied for third worst in the Eastern Conference, though the Flyers were one spot out of the East’s second wild-card playoff spot.
Seasons Claude Julien spent coaching the Boston Bruins before he was fired on Monday.
Career goals for Chicago’s Patrick Kane after he scored one in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg on Friday night, moving him past Tony Amonte for the most goals by an American in Blackhawks history and into sixth on the overall franchise list.