The Los Angeles Kings did their ground-and-pound routine against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The Caps struggled at special teams and got pushed around at evens, but a sturdy performance by the back-up goalie kept it interesting until a win could be eked.
A disastrous first-period power play yielded a shorthanded goal for living zombie Anze Kopitar. The second period was dominated by Los Angeles, but Orlov and Burakovsky combined to get the Caps on the board late. The Caps look stronger in the third and pushed their way to victory with a late, scrappy goal by Kuznetsov, and then Chimera got another empty-netter. Haha.
Caps beat Kings 3-1!
Joe B suit of the night
Worrying. I don’t like how the Caps played this at all. Bad at 5v5, bad at 5v4, but pretty great at 4v5. The two standings points are nice and all, but after that loss to Dallas and a downer of performance here, I keep thinking about late May and wincing.
Chris Gordon will have your recap in Brooklyn on Thursday. I’ll be in Indianapolis, wherever that is.
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