The Washington Capitals put seven past reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
Nicklas Backstrom had five points as the Capitals crushed the Penguins 7-1 in Washington.
Backstrom tallied two goals and three assists for the Caps (10-4-2), who ended a run of back-to-back defeats.
T.J. Oshie also scored twice, while Dmitry Orlov, Justin Williams and Alex Ovechkin got on the scoresheet.
Phil Kessel netted for the Penguins (10-4-2), who conceded three unanswered goals in the opening period.
Backstrom was absolutely lethal. pic.twitter.com/vLRgzHomU6-- #HockeyFightsCancer (@NHL) November 17, 2016
Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames prevailed 2-1 in overtime against the Arizona Coyotes.