The anteater summons the Beagle (Photo: Andre Ringuette)
The clash of the capitals cities got off to a slow start. Twenty minutes in Ottawa came and went before either the Washington Capitals or Ottawa Senators got on the scoreboard, and then in the span of two minutes and two seconds, the game was all but decided.
Holtby earned his 10th and final perfect consecutive regulation period in the first before surrendering one to Kyle Turris in the second– though I’d blame some weak defense for that one. The Caps were unfazed and struck back for two goals– first from Evgeny Kuznetsov and then a wild home-run shot from Alex Ovechkin to put the Caps in the lead and tie Rick Nash for the league’s scoring lead.
The Caps fought off every penalty kill possible in the third and finally got one of their own late to no result. Laich shanked the empty-net chance and it was over.
Caps beat Senators 2-1!
Joe B suit of the night
No time to be cocky. This was a tight one but a happy result. Now the Caps are coming home for a Friday night meet-up with Bench Boss Boose Boudreau and the red-hot Anaheim Ducks (7-3-0 in last 10).
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