I spent my Saturday at Nationals Park — well, until NHL PR literally chased me out. The stadium is nearly in its full party dress with fake domes, banners, and a sheet of ice with logos on.
But alas, there were still more games on the calendar before New Year’s Day. Tonight the Caps visited Pittsburgh. A bunch of the Penguins have mumps. Crosby had mumps. Mumps makes your face big. Okay, we got that out of the way.
The first was a hard-hitting affair. The Caps got on the board late in the first when 2011 Winter Classic hero and third line but really second line right wing Eric Fehr whacked home a puck in front.
Despite a bunch of power plays nothing happened for a very long time, until the Penguins left Marcus Johansson alone on a rush and he used his slick Swedish hands to make it 2-0.
Five minutes later, Fehr did again, whacking home a puck off the stick of Joel Ward, who was wearing a shirt. About four years ago, Fehr also scored two goals in Pittsburgh. He did it in a football stadium. It was great. I love Eric Fehr. He’s great.
Caps killed off a 5-on-3. That’s it and that’s all. The streak is over! Caps blank Pens 3-0!
The Caps had not beaten the Penguins since like the Obama administration. That eight game losing streak is over. Your wild Saturday night party starts now. I’m going with a salad and sparkling water.
Washington heads to Long Island Tuesday and then they play outdoors for some reason a few days later. Get
your direct line to Ted’s bank account Winter Classic merchandise ready! Next week is going to be fun.
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