Photo: Nick Wass
The Washington Capitals played exactly the right kind of game against Patrick Roy’s Avalanche on Monday. They had the puck a ton, they crashed the net for a depth goal, and they made the visitors pay for losing their temper. Would’ve been even better if the Caps didn’t hit the post eighty three times.
Jay Beagle, yes, Jay Beagle scored first– knocking in Tom Wilson’s rebound. Alex Tanguay got a beneficial bounce during a second-period power play to tie it up, but Alex Ovechkin gave the Caps back the lead with a power-play marker.
Caps beat Avs 2-1! The Caps are finally hot at home.
Joe B suit of the night
Maybe the Caps were feeling good tonight, maybe the Avs are truly terrible, or some combination of the two. Whatever, the Caps looked excellent. Their younglings did all the things younglings need to do, their grinders grinded, their scorers scoared, their Holtby holbested.
If it weren’t for that pesky post, we’d all be grooving to some melanocytic nevus-y Latin pop right now.
A good win for a good team. Yay, Caps.
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