Our final week of regular season hockey began with Metro foes, the New York Islanders. Backstopped by a person who I can only assume is familiar with goaltending, the Isles were disadvantaged but not helpless.
Like all good hockey games, this one began with a goal by Alex Ovechkin, a wide shot following a faceoff. John Tavares tied it in the second period with a weird goal that escaped Braden Holtby’s glove hand.
The top line struck twice in the third period with goals by Oshie and Ovi, but Kyle Okposo got a gritty goal shortly after to keep it tense. A frenetic forecheck led to Anders Lee’s game-tying goal from the paint.
After a bunch of Caps chances, Thomas Hickey got the win for the Isles in overtime.
Islanders beat Caps 4-3 in OT.
Joe B suit of the night
I’m okay with this game.
Everybody here at RMNBHQ is feeling a little blech tonight. I’m sorry this wasn’t sassier or funnier. We’ll all be better in time for the party this weekend. Promise.
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