There’s a scene in Marvel’s Avengers where Iron Man and Loki are talking trash before the big fight. Iron Man plays his trump card, “we have a Hulk,” and then a long, exciting action sequence follows. The Capitals’ performance in Montreal on Thursday would be a bit like that if, instead of fighting for their lives, the Avengers just sorta chilled out and made their “Hulk” do all the work.
Tom Wilson scored on his first shift, a decent snipe after Brooks Laich did work along the boards. The Canadiens tied the game in the second with Lars Eller’s stuff-in goal, but the Caps took a lead to the second intermission thanks to TJ Oshie, ostensibly. The Habs tied it again early in the third with a shorthanded goal by Brian Flynn, but Oshie again restored the lead by being only barely involved in Karl Alzner’s long bomb.
Caps beat Habs 3-2. Seriously, they won that. I don’t know how. The six-game win streak continues!
Flynn SHG ties the game pic.twitter.com/G5YqTdEvWg
— steph (@myregularface) December 4, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
The way the Caps played this game should have guaranteed a loss. Their four days off made them careless and error-prone. Only two things can save a game like this: bounces and Braden. Tonight the Cap got both, and that’s how they beat the best team in hockey.
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