This Date in Caps History - November 12
On November 12, 1974, the Washington Capitals skated to a 2-2 tie with the Atlanta Flames. The deadlock broke a 10-game losing streak and left the first-year expansion Capitals' record at1-12-2.
Tommy Williams put the Caps on the board first when he beat Atlanta's Phil Myre at 11:08 of the first period. Denis Dupere and Dave Kryskow picked up the assists. A mere 41 seconds later, Atlanta's Dean Talafous tied the game when he put a shot behind Washington goaltender Michel Belhumeur. The teams went to the dressing room tied after the first period and each club notched 10 shots on goal in the initial frame.
There was no scoring in the second period. Each team registered seven shots on net and the highlight of the session was a scrap between Washington's Gord Brooks and Atlanta's Tom Lysiak. Brooks picked up an additional minor in the skirmish.
Bob Murray gave the Flames a 2-1 lead with a goal at 8:43 of the third period. With veteran Flames defenseman Noel Price in the penalty box, Washington's Jack Egers tied the game at 2-2 when he beat Myre at the 12:13 mark. Jim Hrycuik and Yvon Labre gained assists on Egers' tally. Washington outshot Atlanta 10-8 in the third period and held a 27-25 advantage for the game.
The Capitals went on to lose their next three games - extending their winless skid to 14 - before defeating the California Golden Seals at the Capital Centre on November 19.