Photo: Eliot J. Schechter
Kind of a snoozer in Sunrise. The way the Washington Capitals played against the Florida Panthers was so button-up and boring I was waiting for the dowager countess of Grantham to say something snarky. No team wanted to win this one, and then things went completely apenuts in the shootout.
Mike Green choked up the puck to Scottie Upshall to give Derek McKenzie a layup, making it 1-0 for the Panthers going into the first intermission. Troy Brouwer tied it on the power play in the second, getting the puck back after a block by Willie Mitchell. A washed-out kicked goal by Brooks Laich meant we were headed for overtime, which was exciting enough I guess, but no result.
Prepare yourself for the shootout bullet epic!
Panthers beat Caps 2-1 in the longest shootout I can remember!
— RMNB (@russianmachine) December 17, 2014
Joe B suit of the night
Hey, they can’t all be stupid-fun eight-goal affairs. At least Braden Holtby was pretty awesome again. 28 saves of 29 shots.
Now come watch TV with us. We’ll do a liveblog thing and open thread.
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