The Caps did not close out the series on the road, but you knew that already.
For the millionth time, the Islanders got onto the scoreboard first. Brooks Orpik lost the play after going for a hit, so John Carlson was overwhelmed in covering John Tavares and company: 1-0 Isles. Late in the period, that same Carlson gave the Caps power play a shot in the arm with a big goal. The second period was wild but scoreless.
Wild Butt Scoreless is the name of my Poison cover band.
Midway through the third period, everything happened in a single play. A rumble along the bench went unwhistled, so Ovechkin creamed Tavares into the glass, and then somehow Kulemin was all alone to beat Braden Holtby. Beagle hit the crossbar, and then Clutterbuck got the empty netter.
Islanders beat Caps 3-1. The series is tied 3-3. Gay sev on Monday.
Beagle's reaction to the announcement that it was no goal pic.twitter.com/qWovI975HE
— steph (@myregularface) April 25, 2015
Luxurious Holtbeard of the afternoon
I need a hug.
I’m mostly okay with how the Caps played this game. The Islanders were undeniably motivated, and the Caps had their usual weaknesses, but I liked the effort.
So once again, the Capitals’ postseason fate hinges on game seven. Good old gay sev. Verizon Center on Monday. Time is TBD. Prepare yourselves.
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