Some of the Caps’ best games this season have been against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and tonight was no exception. Marking Captain Alexander Ovechkin‘s return after suspension, tonight’s bout with the Bolts gave us hits, goals, fights, and — for once– a team that looked truly solid.
Goals from Tomas Fleischmann, the Russian Machine himself, and Alex Semin lifted the Caps above the Tampa Bay team, but the glory of the win must belong to the most excellent Jose Theodore. Stopping all but one of the 34 shots aimed at his net, Jose made tonight’s 3-1 victory possible.
Vernal equinoctial bullets comin’ atcha!
The Caps have earned the three-day break they’ll enjoy before beating the Penguins on Wednesday night. with Alex Ovechkin and “Sigmund” Crosby (quoth Craig Laughlin) tied at 45 for the goal lead, their head-to-head battle should have the extra drama that it really did not need at all.
Also, Ian Oland will be covering the Hershey Bears game tomorrow evening. He wants me to tell you that he welcomes surprise hugs and kisses from complete strangers, and also that any questions for the epically victorious Bears can be posed in the comments below.
People, it’s almost 11, and spring is almost here. Get off the Internet and have a good night!
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