If tonight’s blistering win over the Ottawa Senators is emblematic of anything, it’s our team’s enduring hatred of Canada (America Junior). Yeah, the country’s teams have been problematic for the Caps all season, but Canada really bit off more than it could chew when it overlooked the best defenseman in its country, Mike Green, for the 2010 Olympics. Taken with Tuesday’s victory over the Canadiens and John Carlson‘s OT goal to win the World Junior Championship, tonight’s beatdown is the icy punctuation on the Caps sentence: Eat it Canada. Eat it hard. Eat delicious buffalo wings.
The Caps have been caught unawares in the first period for the past two weeks, but tonight they broke the habit with a goal by… wait– what? Boyd Gordon? We didn’t even know he was playing tonight, and all of a sudden he’s the first on the board. Joined by vet Mike Knuble, the Caps ended the first frame with a two-point lead. The team cooled off, as it alway does, in the second period, but they came back with fury unleashed in the third. The Verizon Center was crackling with energy all night, and we look forward to a report from Ian “blogpocalypse now” Oland on his visit all night.
Let’s do the bullet points.
That’s it for the Wizards bullets tonight. Another stupendously entertaining game from the boys from Chinatown. A special salute goes out to the guy with the horn . I don’t know if you’re risking an aneurysm with each breath or maybe Comcast has provided you your own microphone, but the horn was particularly high up in the audio mix tonight. Keep up the good work.
This weekend will find the Caps escaping old man winter’s pederastic grip for the relative warmth of America’s groin: Florida. After beating two Canadian teams in two games, the Caps should hope to keep the pattern up, even at lower latitudes. See you Saturday!
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