On Tuesday The Washington Capitals dominated the Los Angeles Kings both physically and on the scoreboard. But Washington’s aggressive play didn’t obscure their finesse, which was on display in the third period when the Kings surrendered the puck behind their net.
On that play, the Capitals looked like the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Kings, for their part, looked more like the 2008 Atlanta Thrashers than the defending Cup champions.
Alex Ovechkin gathered an errant pass through the slot. He faked a wrist shot, then dished immediately to Marcus Johansson, who found Nicklas Backstrom at the left post. Backstrom calmly put the puck past Jonathan Quick.
Watch Quick as he turns in the crease like a goalie dreidel.
Poor guy. The Caps were on fleek tonight.
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