The only pic of him not smiling.
Things looked iffy for the Capitals in the second period. While Tom Wilson served a two-minute penalty for being Tom Wilson, the New York Islanders unleashed a barrage of shots on Braden Holtby. The Caps held on for the duration of that penalty, and then they got vindication.
Nick Backstrom stole the puck from the Isles, and everyone’s favorite Nate Schmidt scored.
From the great Stephanie:
Schmidt goal, 3-1 Caps pic.twitter.com/hMDnxPzOmS
— steph (@myregularface) January 8, 2016
Marek Zidlicky got thoroughly undressed by Nick Backstrom, who is faster, better, handsomer, and drives a better car. A nifty pass was all Schmidt needed to one-time slap the puck and restore the Caps’ two-goal lead.
We’re often critical of the Capitals’ social-media game, but respect where it’s due:
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 8, 2016
That’s Schmidt’s second goal of the season and his fifth ever. He was undrafted by the way. Did you know that? I did. I liked him first.
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