You and I were not prepared for this game. We weren’t girded for the emotional tumult and unrelenting attack. We just weren’t ready. The Caps, though– they were ready. The Isles kept pressing– a ceaseless assault just like we saw in games one and three, but the Capitals had battened down the hatches and set the mainsail and whatever else.
Capitals captain and current Greatest Human Alex struck first, oviflecting a shot by Carlson after Backstrom’s o-zone faceoff win. Casey Cizikas knotted the score after a bad change a big rebound. The second period was packed with penalties, but the Capitals killed them all. The third period was a little more even, but neither team could hit the back of the net. And so, once again, we went to overtime on Long Island.
And then, Nicky Backstrom’s muffin gave the Capitals instant victory.
Caps beat Isles 2-1 in overtime. The series is new at two to two!
This will be the 21st of the last 25 Caps playoff games decided by one goal (via @_JakeRussell)
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 22, 2015
I think Clutterbuck celebrated that crossbar pic.twitter.com/bg0HABs0uS
— steph (@myregularface) April 22, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
I don’t know. I don’t have the words. It was hockey and I want to throw up with joy. The series is new at two to two.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.