Perfect picture is perfect. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Setting the scene: One of the world’s best scorers in a foreign country on a team that has consistently failed to meet sky-high expectations. After hitting rock bottom in puck possession under their disastrous former coach, they’ve got renewed hopes.
I honestly forget what team I was writing about there, but here’s my recap of Wednesday’s Caps-Leafs game.
The Caps struck first as Evgeny Kuznetsov carved the Toronto defense to set up Marcus Johansson.
The Leafs returned fire in the second period with a tip-in goal by Daniel Winnik. Eric Fehr got a shorthanded goal with the help of Jay Beagle to put the Caps back in the lead, then Brooks Laich scored off an offensive-zone faceoff to make it 3-1. Toronto responded with a rebound goal by Trevor Smith, but Marcus Johansson got his second of the night a couple minutes later.
In the third, Eric Fehr got his second of the night as well. I haven’t seen Bernier stunned like that since the time someone asked him who Nelson Mandela was. Alex Ovechkin got the empty-netter and that was that.
Caps beat Leafs 6-2! Bailamos!
Joe B suit of the night
Fun, fun, fun game.
The Capitals have one regulation loss in the last month of hockey. Some nights they’re getting the bounces, some nights they’re crushing the competition. Either way, they’re getting the Ws. Everything’s just coming up Capitals.
But if you wanna change momentum, go to Philadelphia. One time my friend got punched in the neck at Tony Luke’s, which totally change the momentum of that blind date. One time my team’s goalie got mugged in Philadelphia by this other team’s bad goalie and then he played crummy for the next 45 days. Philly isn’t a good hockey team right now, but they’re still dangerous– particularly in the second half of a back-to-back on the road.
See you there. Stay warm.
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