Pictured: A+ parenting.
The Avs, like the Caps, have speed. The Avs, unlike the Caps, do not have skill. This was evident early in the game–namely when the Caps set up shop in the defensive zone, and the home team was applauded for FINALLY getting the puck out of their own zone. Despite a torrent of shot attempts, the game remained scoreless throughout the first period.
Forever came and went, but the Caps finally unleashed the scoring in the second period. Semyon Varlamov prevented the game from ballooning into an epic shellacking. A few miscues allowed the Avs to begin mounting a comeback, but TJ Oshie sealed their fate with a late empty-netter. Alas, the better team prevailed.
Caps beat Avs 4-2!
The Caps quite literally sped through all three periods. They absolutely dominated the Avs at even strength and posted a solid performance whilst on special teams. In other words, the Caps actually looked like the team with the NHL’s best record. Refreshing, isn’t it?
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 2, 2016
Joe B suit of the night
The final score, 4-2, was wayyyyy closer than it should have been. Yes, the Avalanche’s two goals were unfortunate. But considering how well Varlamov played, putting
three four pucks in the back of the net is hardly a bad effort.
The Caps played to their full abilities and came through with the win, despite running into a hot goalie. I like the ending of this story better.
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