Photo: Amanda Bowen
Winless for what seems like weeks, the Washington Capitals looked a bit flat at home against the New York Islanders. The Isles had a free pass into the Caps zone, whereas the Caps looked aimless, dumping and chasing to get deep. But possession aside, the Caps were the better finishers and escaped a close game with a #rego win thanks to their returned Captain and his late goal.
The Isles’ opening goal stung– it was (ex-Cap) Mikhail Grabovski off John Tavares through a billion screens. TJ Oshie got his 16th of the season off a pass from Nick Backstrom. The Isles had the puck for a million years but didn’t actually score, so Andre Burakovsky tapped in a puck set up by Jason Chimera to give the Caps the lead. With a chip shot from the paint, Josh Bailey made the game new in the third period.
Caps beat Isles 3-2! So this is what winning feels like!
Hickey: (Wilson) went in to hurt our guy… (Lubo being hurt) makes me sick to my stomach." #Isles
— Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) April 22, 2015
Please follow me past Vogs’ sassy tweet at the expense of NHL.com so we can wrap this up.
So far, the new https://t.co/c44MfezQen is more reminscent of new Coke than anything else. Great idea to change it all up in midseason, eh?
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) February 5, 2016
Returned from suspension/injury, Alex Ovechkin didn’t look to be at the peak of his powers, but even a muted Ovi is enough to score a big goal. And all of a sudden, for the first time in like twenty days, the Caps are winners.
It feels so good.
RMNB is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.