Photo: Kyle Mace
Well, don’t we all feel like silly gooses. Turns out the Capitals are capable of closing out a series in under seven games after all. With a nailbiting win over the Flyers in Philadelphia, the Caps advance to the next round.
We were scoreless until the midway mark, when Nick Backstrom scored a rush goal on Michal Neuvirth. That was it. That’s all it took.
Caps beat Flyers 1-0! Caps win the series 4-2! Braden Holtby records the shutout!
TJ Oshie, who left the second period early after absorbing a head shot, just dove face-first to block a Flyers shot pic.twitter.com/AcveDCcvpu
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 24, 2016
Feel better now? Good. Me too. That was agonizing. Part of that’s the Caps’ fault, but don’t we mostly do this to ourselves? All that suffering ends, for now at least, in the wake of absolute victory.
Usually, I’d dedicate a graf to the opponent, but this series was dirtier than any we’ve seen against the Bruins or Rangers lately. I’m done with the bums. I’m moving on.
Bring it on.
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