Photo: Stephen Dunn
I really thought the Caps’ last game against the Kings was their best of the season. Their next meeting, on the road on the night of St. Valentine’s? Not so much.
Braden Holtby sent a bunch of Kings shooters packing until Dwight King pushed a rebound past him halfway into the second period. Marian Gaborik hit up Trevor Lewis, whose deke made it 2-0 for the Kings just 17 seconds into the third period.
Alex Ovechkin got a goal off an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot during some 4v4, but Jared Stoll found a miracle pass to put the Caps back in the two-goal hole. The Caps pulled Holtby with two minutes and change to go, but– like Gavin Rossdale before them– they just couldn’t come back.
Kings beat Caps 3-1.
— Luke Waidmann (@LWaidmann) February 15, 2015
Green with Carlson and Orpik with Oleksy the last time out.
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) February 15, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
Yeah, that was a stinker. The Kings just straight-up had the puck all night. My favorite player couldn’t do anything at evens. My favorite goalie got lit up and let three past. My favorite announcer sounded like he was in pain.
I don’t have any big conclusions to take away from this one. The organ guy was good, I guess. I’d prefer to think of this as an anomaly, the kind from which we can’t learn any lessons. Burn the tape, salt the earth, try again tomorrow.
Happy V’s day, lovers.
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