^ From actual gameplay during a penalty kill with the clock running and everything
If I were a pro hockey player who was paid ludicrously well to play a silly game, I’d be in a good mood all the time. I’d be an unlimited high five dispenser. You’d get so many free drinks off me you’d develop cirrhosis. I definitely wouldn’t be a cranky piss-pants. And yet, Saturday’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals had a bunch of cranky piss-pants in it. From the first whistle players on both teams were already peeing pants. That led to a bunch of penalties early on, but no clear victor in rego and a very murky finish in overtime.
Andrew Ladd scored on a controversial power play late in the first period. Nick Backstrom even it up with a Nicky shot from the reverse-Ovi spot in the second period. No one scored in the third, so into overtime we went. The Caps fired a million shots, but Mark Scheifele finally beat Braden on a disputed but upheld OT goal.
Jets beat Caps 2-1 in overtime, eventually.
Joe B suit of the mid afternoon
If you mix special teams and 5v5 together, it probably looked like Winnipeg owned this game, but without those unevenly distributed penalties, the Caps were the better team with a much better goalie. But that doesn’t guarantee a win. A controversial game-winner has ended the Caps’ win-streak, so I guess it’s time to start another one.
Catch you next time.
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