Photo: Patrick McDermott
Dudes! Welcome back. Grab a Surge from the cooler and take a seat, let’s do a game recap.
The Washington Capitals, your preferred hockey team, hosted the Montreal Canadiens, who don’t even make us cry anymore, to open up the season. The Caps had poise for a bit but then they didn’t. We’re just 1.22% through the season, so that’s to be expected.
Andre Burakovsky scored just two minutes into his career, a nifty one from the slot set up by Troy Brouwer.
P.A. Parenteau tied it up halfway through the third, but the goal was washed out for goaltender interference. Tomas Plekanec’s marker a couple minutes later had no such controversy and tied the game.
Rene Bourque scored late in the game with an ICBM to Holtby’s far side hahaha nope, hit the post, that’s what you get for being awful, Rene.
Those nullified goals gave us a dry scrape and the first overtime of the season, but no one could score. Dammit, back to the shootout, which the Caps did way too much of last season. But at least we get to do…
Habs beat Caps 2-1 (Shootout).
Joe B suit of the night, y’all.
I’m a little under the weather (so sick(((((), so forgive me if this wrap-up is abrupt.
Like I said before, that was just 1.22% of the season. It’s absurdly early to draw conclusions. All we have are half a hundred on-ice events and a few tangible details, the stuff we talk about when we lack real insight or articulation.
Rather than play that game, I’m gonna abstain from making any sweeping generalizations. The Caps of the first period will not be the Caps of 82 games. Nor will the Caps of the third. Burakovsky may or may not be the next Ovechkin. Orpik may or may not be this team’s savior. Holtby may or may not be the G.O.A.T.
Let’s let the season unfold before us. Let’s just enjoy what we’ve got. Let’s get ready for moar. Hockey is back, friends. Is party now.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pass out in my bathtub. I’ll leave you with one of Nicky Backstrom’s favorite songs. It’s not bad!
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