The Washington Capitals didn’t win their final game of the regular season, but it’s already an afterthought. The Rangers got an early lead and didn’t let go. Doesn’t matter– we’re moving on– just as soon as we do this recap.
Kevin Hayes struck first, sinking a backhand scoop on Braden Holtby. Derick Brassard put the Caps in a two-goal hole on the power play, and then Dominic Moore’s Crosbyesque backhand goal made it three. Alex Ovechkin punched back with his 53rd, an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot.
Jesper Fast got an empty netter in the third, and then Stan Galiev recorded his first NHL goal in the final minute.
Rangers beat Caps 4-2.
(And because Twitter is great.)
Trotz should give Galiev a big shift here at the end.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) April 11, 2015
Mondo size Joe B suit of the afternoon, via @katiebhockey
The Caps didn’t play badly today; the Rangers just converted their chances– just as they’ve done all season. They’re a weird team.
Without a point today, the Capitals might not secure home-ice advantage against the New York Islanders next week. We’ll know for sure by 10 PM tonight. Depending on the NYI-CBJ game, the Caps might be able to give the Isles an ignominious farewell to Nassau Coliseum. That’d be fun.
We’ll be shifting modes here at RMNB now. I hope you’re ready. We’re gonna have some fun.
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