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.
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