With the Caps trailing the Wild 3-2 in the second period, the visitors needed a break. They had given up two goals to Ryan Suter on the power play earlier and it appeared their energy was waning. And then, something weird happened that we’ll *try* to describe here.
Brooks Laich won an offensive-zone faceoff. From the blue line, Mike Green put the puck well wide of the Wild net. So far, so normal.