Hands off Beagle! We’re the only ones who are allowed to give him a hard time!
Low-scoring games suck, and that’s why the hockey gods gave us Ducks vs Caps with two backup goalies. Alex Ovechkin played out of his beautiful Russian skull.
Andrew Cogliano scored first, snatching a– get this– rebound off Justin Peters. Ovechkin wasn’t having any of that, so he tied it up off a faceoff. The Ducks went up again after Corey Perry beat Peters, who was totally screened. Again, Ovi wasn’t having any of that, so he converted an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot.
That all happened in the first twenty minutes. Marcus “Joe Hanson” Johansson got a pretty goal early in the second to give the Caps their first lead of the night. Then the Caps put the Ducks in a two-goal hole as Alex Ovehkin set up Andre Burakovsky for another pretty goal.
In the third, Andrew Cogliano struck again, thanks to Jakob Silfverberg (who I adore), and we headed into the third period with a one-goal game. Yet again, Alex Oveckin wasn’t having any of it. He stole the puck in the defensive zone, carried all the way up the ice, and served it to Andre Burakovsky, giving the rookie his first multi-goal game and securing the win for Washingon.
Caps beat Ducks 5-3! Woo!
Ovechkin skated from the bench to where Peters stretched during the TO. Stick-tapped his pads, patted his head. Like saying, "I've got you."
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) February 16, 2015
No Joe B suit of the night, out of respect, but here’s Robert Beerakovsky’s Polo sweater of the night.
Curious coincidence that Craig wore his snazziest suit of the year on the one night he wasn’t standing next to Joe.
So ends the father’s trip. That was the kind of game coaches hate but Peter loves, and that’s what really matters. Okay, no it’s not, but I had fun tonight.
What really really matters is that Alex Ovechkin is a superstar. Ovi is the sole difference between an encouraging road win and a demoralizing blowout to your former coach in front of your father. Ovi bailed out his beleaguered back-up goalie. Ovi shook off a scary collision. Ovi may have just saved Andre Burakovsky’s season. Ovi could have took a chance at getting an individual achievement with a hat trick, but instead he opted for a better chance of team success by passing. Ovi, Ovi, Ovi. He’s the best.
Sorry, I mean best)))))))))))
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