Latta sounds like lot of. No one has ever tried this joke before. (Photo: Gregg Forwerck)
One day after defeating the New York Rangers 7-3, the Caps headed down to Raleigh, NC looking for their second win in as many nights. Things got started poorly, with the Caps getting outshot 9-2 midway through the opening frame. The cause was clear: the lack of a morning skate, which is the most important part of any game day, including the game itself.
The Caps picked up the pace as the period wore on, getting on the board with just over four minutes left after Michael Latta put home Andre Burakovsky’s rebound to put the Caps up first for the 13th time in their last 16 games.
In the second, the Capitals opened up a two goal after a key faceoff win by Jay Beagle lead to a deflection by Jason Chimera’s foot.
Kris Versteeg was able to put the Canes within one with some magical stick work early in the third period, but the Capitals survived Carolina’s late push. Caps top Canes 2-1.
You know the drill. The Capitals have won six straight and 13 of their last 15. They have the best record in the NHL. You enjoy watching them.
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