Just before four AM this morning, I pulled myself from bed, took my medication, and crawled back upstairs. But I never went back to sleep. Playoff hockey is here. Time to grab the wine. Things are about to get real.
After a sluggish start, John Carlson opened the scoring with a blast from the point. Naturally, there were 38 minutes of penalties, but skill won out in the end — especially after Jay Beagle’s late third-period insurance goal. Caps blank Flyers 2-0! One-nil series lead.
Nate Schmidt: BOOM! pic.twitter.com/ikZhg34Yxk
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 14, 2016
Joe B. told me this morning his suit was something to behold. Beautiful shirt, playoff red tie, galaxy effect pocket square. One of the season’s best ensembles.
That was the first Caps’ shutout of the Flyers in franchise history. Bravo, Braden!
One down. Fifteen to go.
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