Friday night is the best night of the week, unless you’re watching the Capitals play the Devils. New Jersey, who is six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot, spent the entire game playing some dump-and-chase, low event hockey. They did this hoping that by slowing the pace down, they could catch the NHL’s best team snoozing and eek out a much-needed win.
It did not work. The Caps are just too darn good.
After 60 minutes of a 0-0 tie, John Carlson, in his first game since February 24, blasted a one-timer past Scott Wedgewood 2:17 into overtime. Like it was fate, the goal came on the six year anniversary of Carlson’s first NHL goal.
Caps win their 53rd game of the season, 1-0.
(Without Peter tonight, we decided to do a GIF recap and of course there was only one goal. Thanks a lot, New Jersey.)
Overtime 2:17 John Carlson (Asst: Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson)
For those of you who didn’t fall asleep on your couch, this game had nothing but positives for the Caps. Carly looked great. No one got hurt. Plus, Braden Holtby registered his 45th win of the season, which puts him three away from tying Martin Brodeur’s all-time record of 48 set in 2006-07.
We’ll be back here tomorrow night when the Caps return home to Verizon Center for a game against the Blues. See you then!
Jersey boy famous for an OTGWG scores an OTGWG in Jersey
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) March 26, 2016
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