Tonight, the Caps came out roaring against the Penguins. The Caps played one of their best games this season: smart, fast, aggressive hockey. They scored left and right, up and down, and in every way imaginable.
Instead of sputtering, the offense was ferocious. The first period showcased some serious offensive firepower, as the Caps scored while shorthanded, at even strength, and on the power play. Two of the three goals scored in the first were courtesy of T.J. Oshie.
In the second, resident golden god Marcus Johansson casually passed the puck to Dmitry Orlov. One Scoarlov later, the Caps were leading 4-0.
By the third period, it was beyond obvious that the Penguins were putty in the Caps’ hands. I like to think that the mysterious killer instinct Barry Trotz has been pushing for finally reared its head. Justin Williams tallied his second of the season, Alex Ovechkin got on the scoresheet, and Nicklas Backstrom capped off the evening with his second goal of the night. The Caps were utterly dominant.
Caps destroy Penguins 7-1. ¡BAILAMOS!
Could this game have been any better? Maybe if Oshie had come through with a hat trick, but that’s all I’ve got. Or if Phil Kessel hadn’t scored in the dying minutes of this incredible game. But who cares, really? I’ll take another one of these games. I’ll take a LOT more of them.
Break out the bubbly and celebrate everything that’s good in this world. Tonight, that includes your Washington Capitals.
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