Jack Hillencontinues to have the worst luck. In the second period, with the Caps up 1-0, the team gave up what might be the dumbest goal of the season. As Hillen and Mike Green went for a loose puck along the team’s offensive blue line, they collided hard. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov completed the hockey bowling metaphor by crashing on top their fallen bodies.
The Caps laid there helpless as the Panthers went on a two-on-none breakaway. They eventually scored on Vincent Troecheck‘s shot off Marcus Johansson‘s skate.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not how Barry Trotz drew it up.