Hey, the Caps have the best record in the league. How bout that? They shook off their 5v5 funk against Lumbus, recording even-strength goals from the best and second best heads of hair on the Washington roster (you decide which is which) and locking it down late.
Sixteen minutes into the first period, Justin Williams cracked a long 5v5 goal slump with a second effort after John Carlson’s rebound. That was nifty, but Cam Atkinson leveled the score two minutes later.
The second period was silent, but Tom Wilson recorded his seventh goal in the third period, a backhander from the bottom six. The Caps added insurance with a power-play goal ostensibly by Matt Niskanen but tapped in by TJ Oshie. Nick Backstrom secured an empty netter to hit the 20-goal mark and make Swedish heritage night just a bit sweeter.
Caps beat Blue Jackets 4-1! The Caps have won the Presidents’ Trophy!
Happy Swedish Heritage Night at Verizon Center. I do not know much about Swedish heritage.
Dentist at Verizon Ctr thinking Boone's tooth has now been frozen to ice by Zamboni. Ice crew searched Zam snow after 1st with no luck. #CBJ
— Dave Maetzold (@DMaetzMedia) March 29, 2016
Joe B suit of the night
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