Kuzy’s face (Photo: Bruce Bennett)
Did we expect anything better from Capitals at Flyers? The road-weary Caps played bad hockey and still got a point, thanks to our friends in black and white stripes and our old buddy PDO. Lemme tell you ’bout it.
Things started off well enough when Alex Ovechkin notched a power-play goal off an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot. The Flyers tied it up with a casual goal by Sean Couturier against Green-Schmidt and the fourth line. Then nothing happened for a long time.
In the third, Karl Alzner sent a shot from the blue line that Nick Backstrom deflected in to restore Washington’s lead. It didn’t last. R.J. Umberger scored on a one-timer after Holtby failed to settle a bounce from behind, pushing this one to overtime.
Someone in orange scored during OT.
Bleep bloop doop. Whatever. In Overtime.
At 3:08 of the third period in the Washington Capitals/Philadelphia Flyers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Philadelphia net. Video review was inconclusive in determining whether Nicklas Backstrom’s stick was at or below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the net. The referee’s call on the ice was good goal. According to Rule 38.4 (vi) “The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick in relation to the crossbar. If the puck makes contact with the portion of the stick that is at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed”. Therefore the referee’s call on the ice stands – good goal Washington.
A rested goalie stops that. Holtby's gonna want that one back.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) January 9, 2015
Joe B suit of the extra wide tie you could serve a porterhouse on that thing
If they Caps won this one, I’d have to say something insincere like “only the best teams can play this bad and still win.”
This team didn’t deserve to win this one, and win they did not. Good calls from the refs and good bounces aside, this Caps team wasn’t ready to play tonight, and it showed. At least they got a standings point. Hurray for standings points.
See you guys on Saturday. Big game against Detroit at home.
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