Photo: Patrick Smith
Coming off just their second loss of the season, the Capitals, who are good, looked ripe to get back on track against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are very bad. And it kinda worked!
The first period got started with Verizon Center about half full, which is fine, because nothing happened.
Things started to open up in the second. The Capitals cut through the Columbus defense twice, but TJ Oshie and Dmitry Orlov missed layups to keep the game scoreless. Justin Williams finally beat Sergei Bobrovsky as Nick Backstrom did his best Marcus Johansson to screen the Russian netminder.
In the third, the Capitals decided to show that have better hockey players than the Blue Jackets. Alex Ovechkin came down the left circle, went cross ice to Backstrom, who then put the puck on a tee for TJ Oshie. Good players playin’ good. Jackets added a goal, but they cheated, so screw that. Caps top Blue Jackets, 2-1!
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) October 31, 2015
The Capitals played well against a good Penguins team on Wednesday, but ran into a brilliant goaltending performance. Not a bad way to lose. Tonight, the Capitals were outplayed for large portions of a game against a terrible team. Not a great way to win. But it’s a win, and the Capitals have a sublime record. On to the next one, which is in about 21 hours.
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