The Caps’ fourth line, who had been irritating Colorado all night, drew a big penalty late in the second period. After Tom Wilson drove to the crease, Semyon Varlmov threw a left cross that hit the Toronto native square in the face.
Not really though. Varly got all face shield. Great acting job by Willy Baby.
Here’s Wilson, bemused, telling his teammates on the bench what happened.
On the resulting power play, Alex Ovechkin scored from The Ovi Spot aided by some sweet no-look passes from teammates Nicklas “Really, I’m Better Than Half the Centers Invited To The All-Star Game” Backstrom and Troy Brouwer.
Look at that patience, beating Varly five-hole.
That is Alex Ovechkin’s 22nd goal of the season and his 10th on the power play, a statistic in which he leads the league.