Where did Nordstrom lose a puck battle on the first goal? You are the second person to say that, btw. Puck goes to the far boards, Nordstrom's speed gets him to the puck first and he sends it down the ice. Grabo brings the puck up and Keith gets beat in the neutral zone to let the Caps enter the zone. Nordstrom moves off his guy by turning around to take a whack at Grabo. That slows him down and lets Keith get back into the play. Nordstrom then moves back to his side of the ice. From there, Caps had the puck until they scored. Where was there a puck battle?
And at 5o5, Nordstrom was even on Fenwick and +2 Corsi. Kruger was +4 and +6 respectively, not -4 and -6 like you have.