Photo: Scott Iskowitz
The Washington Capitals are way better than their record shows, but it still ain’t showing up in the standings. A thrilling defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night extends that patterns and tests our patience, but at least it was fun to watch.
Ryan Callahan returned from injury tonight and scored right away with a fancy redirect between his legs. The Caps tied it up when Marcus Johansson scored on a rebound off a hero effort by Alex Ovechkin.
The second period was a back-and-forth affair. Eric Fehr scored after a blistering attack (told ya so), but the Bolts tied it up with a pretty passing play punctuated by Palat. It looked like the Bolts would have the lead going into the third, but Brouwer scored off a perfect tee-up by Johansson during a late-period power play.
Jason Garrison scored off a faceoff early in the third, the deflection going off Nick Backstrom’s skates. The Caps couldn’t get it one.
Lightning beat Caps 4-3.
— James Desautels (@Dez_91) November 2, 2014
(He ain’t wrong.)
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) November 2, 2014
Screen of Joe B/Locker talking Corsi before the game pic.twitter.com/21MyPnHrek
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 1, 2014
Joe B suit of the night
The Caps are clearly experimenting, trying to find what works and what doesn’t. They seem to have found a lot of the latter so far. I’ll just keep saying this until it becomes obvious: the Caps are really really good. Give it time. They’ll get the kinks out, and then it’ll be party now.
Have a great Saturday night. Let’s do it again tomorrow night, but maybe do it a little better.
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