Photo: Patrick McDermott
The night after the Capitals beat the Flyers in a feisty game in which stuff happened, they returned to their home barn looking to extend their winning streak to two games.
The game was super boring and extremely even until Sam Bennett spun Jason Chimera like a top and fed the puck to Michael Frolik for a wrist shot goal from the slot.
Early in the third, Flames added a goal another goal from the slot, this time by Sean Monahan. A few minutes later, the Capitals got back in the game with an actual goal by Michael Latta. Suddenly the game became watchable. Jay Beagle rewarded everybody for paying attention with a tally with less than five minutes left, tying the game. The game went to 3-on-3, where Monahan scored again. Barry Trotz tried to challenge, because that’s a thing he can do now. It didn’t work. Flames beat Caps 3-2 (OT).
The Flames are a bad team. While the Capitals played last night, so did Calgary. The Capitals dominated the third period, but they were already down by two goals. They salvaged a point and they’ll get to go to a casino tomorrow. It’s just sports.
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