When the Caps last met the Flyers, the blood had to be squeegeed off the ice. The December 5th 8-2 smackdown might have been the nadir of the Flyers’ season, and we sorta knew they’d bring everything they had to today’s faceoff. Unfortunately for the Flyers, that “everything” included goalie Ray Emery. By the end of the first period, the Caps had figured out the Philly netminder and began a steady treacle of goals for all sixty minutes. Notably, Brooks Laich emerged from a long goalless streak (in regulation at least) to drive two pucks behind Emery. Caps win, 5 to 3.
Let’s break it down:
All in all, the Caps delivered another stunning exhibition of pro ice hockey. We’re becoming a bit spoiled, I fear, basking in these four+ goal games. But you remember what they said about the man who suddenly got everything he he always wanted? He lived happily ever after (with Lord Stanley’s Cup).
Finally, because I know Caps nation is dying to know, I was wearing my Russian Machine Never Breaks t-shirt tonight (soon to be available in Russia!). The Caps continue to be unbeaten while I don Ovie’s devious smirk on my chest. I don’t know what my fashion calendar will be for Tuesday, but you can be damned sure I’ll be wearing it on Thursday against the Penguins.
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