Tom Wilson returns to his natural habitat.
Hockey back! Wee! Bye snow. Hi hockey! Stick and puck and Ovi and yay! Flyers bad, boo Flyers. But yay hockey! Caps goalie and old Caps goalie say grrr. Bad hockey but also good hockey. IKEA people score hockey goals two times plus one. Boo Flyers, but yay hockey back!
It seems I have forgotten how to write hockey. Maybe my fingers would remember their old strength better …if they recapped the goals.
Well, the Flyers owned the first period, scoring twice on the sticks of Brayden Schenn and Ryan White, but the Capitals woke up in the second period, erasing Philadelphia’s lead in a blink thanks to goals by Swedes Andre Burakovsky and Nick Backstrom. Jakub Voracek restored the Flyers leads before the third, but Kuznetsov fed Burakovsky to knot it again. Without a winner in rego, we went to overtime, where Voracek felled Holtby with a tricky release.
Flyers beat Caps. Washington’s home streak snapped at like 1329581635 consecutive wins. Oh well, got a point anyway.
— Caiti Garrity (@caitichristie74) January 28, 2016
Trotz disagreed with the lack of DOG. pic.twitter.com/AkNj3cc9QO
— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) January 28, 2016
What do you think Joe B is wearing right now? I miss him.
Sooooo Braden Holtby had a rough one, allowing a goal on the Flyers’ first shot and committing two penalties (a Trip and a Delay of Game — BOFA). But Holtby is still better than Michal Neuvirth. Pet theory: Bruce Boudreau’s goalie management between 2008 and 2012 were a chief contributor to his dismissal as coach.
Also, today was #BellLetsTalk, wherein people talk about mental health issues and raise money and awareness for the cause. I’m all for open communication except in the case of the first period of this game, which didn’t even happen so shut up. Mental health wise, I’m doing alright right now, but nothing makes me feel more alright than when loved ones let me know that they care that I’m alright. You know what I mean? Alright. Talk about it.
Catch you guys in 2072 for the next Caps game against the Coastal Nevada Neutrinos.
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