After seven days in Western Canada, where 65 percent of Discovery Channel shows are filmed, the Washington Capitals are finally heading home to America, which had a good run.
But first, one more hockey game, this time in Winnipeg, Manitoba against the Jets.
The first period was filled with phantom penalty calls and Jets shots, but the Capitals got on the board in the final minute of the frame when Karl Alzner unleashed a muffin towards oblivious Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.
In the second, Winnipeg continued to control play but the Capitals jumped out to another 2-0 lead after Marcus Johansson scored his millionth goal of the road trip. The Jets whacked Braden Holtby and TJ Oshie a bunch of times, but Washington held the lead.
In the third, Mark Scheifele managed to put the Jets within one after a Capitals defensive breakdown. Then there was another, when John Carlson and Brooks Orpik made a large oops, and the game was tied.
However, with just 30 seconds left Jay Beagle won the game on a scramble in front. Nothing made any sense, but we’ll take it. Caps beat Jets, 3-2.
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) November 2, 2016
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 2, 2016
So… the road trip was an interesting one. It started off with a stinker, two wins with lines that ostensibly were generated by a wood chipper, and finally a win despite being outshot 45-27. I’m confused, but my brain is 90 percent candy.
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