Dmitry Orlov's first NHL goal turned out to be the game-winner in the Caps' 2-1 win over Carolina.
Pay no attention to the one-sided, 44-24, advantage Carolina had in shots. The home team was more economical with its drives on net, and as a result has won seven in a row in its home barn.
Thanks to a brilliant effort by their goalie, the Capitals are back in first place in their division.
With a win tonight the Caps would vault to the top of their division and from eighth in the East to third.
The Caps have not trailed their opponents in their last six games in Washington.