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The imposters dressed as the Washington Capitals did not play up to their kidnapping victims’ standards on Sunday afternoon. Hosting the vastly inferior Philadelphia Flyers (at least, inferior when compared to the real Capitals), the fake Capitals seemed stuck in the mud. Even with a ton of power-play opportunities, the Copita1s couldn’t win this one.
Mark Streit beat Braden Holtby with a deflection late in the first period to put the Flyers up. That lead held for most of the second period, until Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot.
Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winner for the Flyers with a great release (and bad coverage by Alzner) just four minutes into the third. Then Jakub Voracek got an empty netter. The Caps played like a butt.
Flyers beat Caps 3-1. Philadelphia phugly.
Not only is it ridiculous for anyone to expect anyone to have to answer for a clean hit, Laughton's timing poor. His team had momentum. Had.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) February 8, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
14 shots on goal? Yech.
I don’t want to talk about this game. This game was ugly and unfun. I wanna talk about Al Koken, who has been covering this team since there’s been a team to cover. Koken is as central to the Capitals identity as any weagle or horn blast. He’s been spitting knowledge from ice level for longer than most of us have been watching. I’ve been an avowed fan of Caps media forever, and Smokin’ Al is a big part of why. He’s like a giant from my childhood, still doing this thing after all these years, as good as ever.
Congratulations, Al. If you’re reading this and you still have one of those HTS blazers, hook me up.
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