The Washington Capitals came in like a wrecking ball to Amelie Arena, beating the beast of the east Tampa Bay Lightning in convincing fashion for the team’s third straight win.
Alex Ovechkin scored 40 seconds in, tapping in a pass from Tom Wilson. Brian Boyle, who must love playing against the Caps, tied it up later that period, but Matt Niskanen’s power-play marker restored the Cap lead before the intermission.
Steven Stamkos scored a tricky one from the slot to knot it up in the second, but Brooks Laich’s hardscrabble effort put the Caps up again before the third period.
The Bolts looked fierce in the third, but Troy Brouwer put ’em in a two-goal hole with an even-strength wrister midway through. The Lightning got a goal in garbage time, but then Ovi also got one in garbage time and I give up.
Caps beat Bolts 5-3! Flawless road trip! Let’s dance.
I’m going with the other music video tonight– the one not from the Wild Wild West soundtrack.
Joe B suit of the night, assuming the night was in 1961.
Three wins in a row! The Capitals are actually playing up to their potential! That game was fun to watch and well executed (mostly)! I am clearly abusing the exclamation point, but I want you to understand that I liked this hockey game!
A perfect end to a perfect road trip, and a Caps team that might finally be getting its act together. Have a good night, Caps fans.
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