Photo: Chris Gordon
The thing about hockey games, or at least one of the things about hockey games, is that they are at least sixty minutes long. If your team only plays well for– let’s say– the back forty of that hour, you’re gonna have a bad time. The Washington Capitals had a bad time on Saturday.
Chris Kreider scored in the game’s first minute, exploiting some uninvolved Capitals defense. Dan Boyle’s power-play marker made it 2-0 before the first intermission, and things looked grim.
Evgeny Kuznetsov extended his stupid-good postseason with a nifty rebound goal in the second period.
The Caps failed to convert their first power play in the third, and then Derick Brassard made it 3-1. Alex Ovechkin narrowed the gap by taking on two Rangers and scoring from his knees. The Caps made a lot of noise in the final 90 ticks, but couldn’t score.
Rangers beat Caps 3-2. The series is tied 1-1.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) May 2, 2015
Whatever. That was an exciting back half to the game, but not nearly enough for a win. That’s fine. One win on the road is all we could ask for from these first two games, and we got it.
Come home, boys. We got a big week ahead.
Enjoy the remainder of your Saturday. I recommend not watching the Derby or the fight. I’m not saying you’re a bad person if you do those things, I’m just saying you’re doing something a bad person would do.
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