Not bad for a snow day! Bravo, fans.
The Caps lacked Alex Ovechkin for their Thursday night battle with the Minnesota Wild. In a curious coincidence they also lacked offense. It was a punishingly tight game, but the Wild eked out an edge late and now leave our snowy town with two points in hand, leaving none for our Caps.
During a first period power play, Curtis Glencross filled the net with a puck and our tummies with a free roast beef sandwich. From then on– nothing until the Wild scrambled the net for the tying goal. With five minutes left, Mike Green got overconfident in the breakout and surrendered the puck to Pominville, who scored again, darn it.
Meanwhile, Marcus Johansson rang the post twice. Shucks
Wild beat Caps 2-1.
Joe B suit of the night
Like I said: a footnote. This is The One Game Ovechkin Missed. It’s a curiosity, a trivia nugget, a memento of that brief, short, and ever-so-fleeting time when Alex Ovechkin was laid up just for a single game and definitely not anymore than that a single game.
Because I’m not totally in love with the Caps without Ovi. They don’t have guys like Perreault and Fleischmann to step up when Ovi’s out anymore. They need the world’s best scorer to be the world’s best scorer.
So let’s hope we get him back for Saturday. If not, that’s okay too. I bet me and my dog could beat Buffalo.
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