The Washington Capitals stepped out of playoff contention following their loss to Buffalo. Thursday’s game with the Boston Bruins was just the latest in a line of Most Important Games, but you couldn’t tell from watching.
After two scoreless periods, Dennis Wideman took a pass from Marcus Johansson and turned into a huge goal. Not long after, Alex Ovechkin saucered the puck to Johansson for a one-timer tally.
Then Krecji deflected in a shot from that hypothyroid guy with just three minutes left. Andrew Ference tied it up after Wideman failed to clear the zone right after that. Overtime decided nothing. Caps Bruins 3-2 (Shootout).
You might say the Caps are now in 8th place, but it’s a mirage. With so few games left in this creaky season, that games played denominator becomes more and more important. The Caps are now rooting for other teams to lose.
On that topic, tomorrow night is Penguins at Sabres. The once red-hot Penguins are stalling (not Staaling) big-time this week, but they gotta win tomorrow night to tie our Caps up with Buffalo in eighth. (And once again, we’re rooting for the Penguins. This season has corrupted us all.)
What a crazy damn game. After a dismal opening 40, the Caps showed heart in the third before Magrubering in the last five minutes. And then the skillz guyz win it in shootout. Insane.
Don’t tell anyone we said this, but: hurray for the shootout!
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