Photo: John Clark
You didn’t think it was gonna be that easy, did you? Without special teams dominance and a convincing performance at even strength, the Washington Capitals dropped Game Four to the Flyers. It’s just prolonging the suffering is what it is.
Shayne Gostisbehere, the Ghost Bear, got his first playoff goal with a blue-line slapper in the first period, deflected off Karl Alzner up front. The Flyers made it 2-0 in the second period with a goal by — I’m not making this up — Andrew MacDonald.
The Caps finally got something going early in the third, with TJ Oshie putting a backhand tuck past Philly goalie Michal Neuvirth. What followed was a barrage of Caps offense, but no goals.
Flyers beat Caps 2-1. Caps still lead the series 3-1.
idk why this makes me laugh so pic.twitter.com/yVaSjcymOT
— steph (@myregularface) April 21, 2016
Joe B suit of the night
You’re gonna hear some noise about the Caps lacking killer instinct in their institutional memory. That’s nonsense. The teams of past heartbreak wore the same uniform, but they weren’t the same team. This team is special. You’ll see.
The Caps will get it done on Friday. Mikey’s going down.
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