Your new desktop background: Ovi’s OTGWG. Click to enlarge. (Photo credit: Greg Fiume)
Well, you could argue that the Washington Capitals did not deserve tonight’s win over the Ottawa Senators. You’d probably be right. If not for the superdeluxe hockey of the Great Eight, the Senators would take a matching pair of points with them as they leave D.C. Despite a dominating performance for the entire game, the Senators trailed 2-1 until Ryan Shannon‘s beautiful wrister beat Michal Neuvirth. But it was Alex Ovechkin who, in overtime, displayed some future highlight reel material to beat Chris Phillips and Pascal LeClaire for the game winner. Mocking expectation, the Caps picked up the win, and they’ve also got a ton of new injuries to show for it. Oh well. Caps beat Sens 3-2!
All that ends well, I guess. But let’s not let Alex Ovechkin’s mindbottling OTGWG be the only thing we take away from tonight. There are oodles of bad hockey for the Caps to pore over before Wednesday’s appointment with the Islanders. I don’t want to pee on the parade– a parade is appropriate– but let’s not play too many more hockey games like this one.
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