Anteater convention (Photo: Alex Brandon)
The furious, points-laden month of December continues for the Washington Capitals, who stubbornly refuse to lose. Soundly outplaying the Ottawa Senators on a dreary Monday night, the Caps got a weirdly rare home win in rego.
The first period had a bunch of penalties but no pucks in the net. Jay Beagle summoned the weird superstar part of his skill set to get the Caps on the board first. Before two minutes had passed, Erik Condra nullified the Caps’ lead by ripping off Mike Green and beating Holtby. Papa Nick Backstrom made a great read on the power play to beat Craig Anderson and give the Caps the lead going into the second intermission. Holtby kept the Caps in it in the third.
Caps beat Sens 2-1!
Joe B suit of the night, featuring eye contact
A short aside: We have shipped Making RMNB Last t-shirts to all the U.S.-based contributors who picked a size. If you’re nearby, you should get your shirt on December 24th. If you’re far away, you’ll get it on December 26th. Please wash the shirt before you wear it. Also, please accept my apologies for no pregame post and no snapshot this weekend– the shipping and handling effort really took it out of me. And big ups to my friends at the Downtown Frederick Post Office. I’ll be bringing those ladies some donuts tomorrow morning.
So the Caps have not lost in regulation since December 2nd, back when you hadn’t even done your Christmas shopping. Now you’re all but wrapped and the Caps are sucking down standings points like it’s free Slurpee day.
No time to linger on it though. We’ve got a date with the New York Rangers (Mumps Count:4) at Madison Square Garden. Cover your gosh darn mouths when you cough and get your jabs, friends. Crash the net.
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