Analytics dreamboats Eric Fehr and Anze Kopitar
That was the best Caps game of the season. Straight up. The Capitals took a fantastic foe in the Los Angeles Kings and outplayed them at every step. It was as close to perfect as Caps hockey gets.
Jonathan Quick was solid until Troy Brouwer caught a lovely pass to make it 1-0. Brouwer got his second in the second period, gently tapping a rocket from Mike Green. The top line made the Kings look like statues on a tic-tac-toe sequence capped off by Backstrom. That sent LA into a spiral as Ward shut down a breakout to give Fehr his 16th goal of the season.
And Braden Holtby was perfect for the sixth time this season.
Caps beat Kings 4-0. Best Game. Now we dance.
Nothing is forbidden anymore!
— Jennifer Kirby, MD-PhD (@gu_girl) February 4, 2015
Joe B gray suit of the night
Like I said: this was the best game of the season.
The three top lines each got a goal tonight and the fourth line drew a penalty. Braden Holtby had a couple massive saves. The defense chipped in.
Ovi was activated and Green was physical. Backstrom was reliable and Marcus was dynamic. Orpik was on point and Alzner was aggressive.
And Braden Holtby did it again– that magnificent bastard.
That was a damn fine game of hockey. Well done, boys.
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