This baby will never forget this night.
I could say that the Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild, but that wouldn’t be totally cromulent. A better way to put it: Alex Ovechkin defeated the Minnesota Wild. (Braden Holtby helped.)
Ovi scored, then Ovi scored, then someone else scored, then Ovi scored again. One of those was a power-play goal. Then Ryan Suter scored, and it was close all of a sudden, but it’s the Caps so they won. Chim-dawg got an empty netter and some Minny dude got a late goal, whatevs.
Caps beat Wild 4-3! Five wins in a row!
— soundedfury (@soundedfury) February 12, 2016
Smokin’ Al Koken suit of the night
It’s been a rough week for me. Real adult life can be a real bear(akovsky) sometimes. Real life is so rife with Stuff That Supposedly Matters. Sometimes it just gets too heavy.
I think it’s nice to set aside an hour or two or two and a half just for whimsy. That’s what sports is. Sports do not matter, objectively. They’re made up. They matter only insofar as we choose to let them matter.
So, like I said: rough week. But I got to take a break. I got to watch a very special player have a very special night. And the load, at least for now, feels a little less heavy. I don’t mind it so much.
So thank you, Ovi from hockey. Thank you, sports.
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