Despite all recent evidence to the contrary, the Washington Capitals are still a hockey team. But Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, the first Caps game since the mid 80s, intimated that the Caps may have diminished in intensity during their long break.
They looked particularly a bit rusty in the early going, especially in comparison to Pavel Datsyuk and Dylan Larkin, who combined for the Wings’ first goal. But on one of their 275 first period power plays, the Caps returned fire with a tip-in by Justin Williams.
No one scored forever, so we went to overtime, where Kuznetsov won it.
Caps beat Wings 2-1 in overtime!
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 19, 2015
Stole that win from the jaws of whatever. Good finish, Kuzy.
Because it’s all we’re gonna talk about in comments: I agree; the power play isn’t quite working, and they’re a bit on tilt. It’s not just in activating the Ovi Spot; it’s probably more so in getting in the zone and set up. I don’t think it’s just the league’s defenses adjusting. Gimme your take.
Then let’s do it all again tomorrow. Dallas is in town, and they’re really good.
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