What a terrible night and what a wonderful morning. The Capitals got pummeled by the Los Angeles Kings and then you went to sleep. Then the Caps got good all of a sudden and stole a dang point.
The first period was a disaster. Goals by Lecavalier, Muzzin, and Lucic gave the Kings a mondo lead. The second period was silent, but then in the third, way after most of you went to bed, the Caps struck back.
First TJ Oshie. Then Nick Backstrom. Then Dmitry Orlov. With three minutes left the game was new again, pushing us into overtime.
Kings beat Caps 4-3 in overtime. Grand theft standings point.
It was supposed to be a schedule loss: the tired, traveling Caps against one of the west’s best. For forty minutes, the Caps looked awful except for a rare nice shift by the second line. And then, in a fashion you can find only in the 2015-16 Caps, they mounted an implausible comeback to nab a loser point from overtime.
comeback rally for this puppy's potbelly https://t.co/XpnwkfmZvN
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 10, 2016
— Jared Cunningham (@jaredbc) March 10, 2016
But I can’t get over the first half yet. It truly was bad all over– I get why you went to bed– but it was never more awful than when the third line or the Chorney-Weber pair were on the ice. Total goat rodeo situation, the result of LA’s depth and three-line attack.
But then Oshie scored his 20th of the season (Here’s John Walton calling it) and Nicky B scored his first goal since groundhog day, and Dmitry Orlov’s power level went over 9000 to tie the game.
Also, holy crap the Capitals are an amazing hockey team this year.
— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) March 10, 2016
It wasn’t a win, but it was enjoyable. I’m amazed. Here’s Joseph:
Joe B suit of the very late night
No conclusions tonight. It’s late and I’m gob-stopped.
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