Hoo boy, the Washington Capitals are not making this easy. The New York Rangers pretty much owned the zone, but the Caps had a secret weapon, codename: Burracuda.
The Rangers were on attack for the game’s first half pretty much always, but Braden Holtby had them solved– at least until Derick Brassard beat Alex Ovechkin on the rush to score New York’s first goal since the late 80s. It looked grim for the home team, but then Andre Burakovsky did unbelievable things. He scored late in the second and early in the third, breaking out on the national scene in a way the league hasn’t seen since Evgeny Kuznetsov did the exact same thing last round.
Didn’t even have to use Ovi.
Caps beat Rangers 2-1. The Caps lead the series 3-1. Is this real life?
he sure was @KatieStrangESPN pic.twitter.com/i0pri7xxIP
— steph (@myregularface) May 7, 2015
Gleason’s poor face (Image: @myregularface)
The Capitals are one win away from doing what they haven’t done in 17 years: advance to the third round of the playoffs. And they’re not doing it on the back of the greatest player in the game, Alex Ovechkin. They’re doing it with depth players digging deep and with young guns blazings and with Braden Holtby playing truly elite hockey. It’s a team sport after all.
Three chances to end this thing, starting with Friday night in Manhattan. Go Caps.
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