Nicklas Backstrom’s first goal of the year is the game-winner! (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett)
The Caps’ final game of their three-game residency at Chinatown maintained their perfect record there, but also continued the sloppiness haunting this early season. Despite a few soaring, individual efforts, the team as a whole could not click. For the second game in a row, it was the efforts of Alex Ovechkin and Michal Neuvirth that made all the difference.
Alex Ovechkin‘s second period goal and third period deflection via Nicklas Backstrom were all that was needed to put the team over the Islanders’ lonely score by the fresh-faced Nino Niederreiter. Little Mikey recorded 23 good-looking saves to endear himself a remaining skeptical minority of Caps fans.
This mid-October, mid-week match with the New York Islanders was a bit of a snoozer , as the Caps keep on looking ugly and winning anyhow. Lessons still need to learned apparently. Oh well. Caps beat Isles 2-1!
Taco night bullets for my homeys
For a while we expected inert chemistry to lose this one for the Caps, but that would be forgetting Ovi’s inexhaustible ability to defy expectation. Still, it seems like the only team that can beat the Caps- besides les Habitants– is the Caps themselves. There’s a moral here somewhere.
Final note: does Nicky Backstrom sound like a guitarist in Dethklok to anyone else?
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