The Caps went to Philly for the first meeting between these two teams since last spring when the good guy eliminated the bad guys from the playoffs.
Andre Burakovsky opened the scoring off a sublime feed from Dmitry Orlov, giving the Caps winger his first goal since almost a month before Election Day. The Flyers pinned the Caps in their end to start the second period and tied it at one. The third line struck again, this time it was Lars Eller giving the Caps a 2-1 lead after a great pinch by John Carlson. We went 4-on-4 near the end of the second and the Caps decided to let the Flyers tie it so we entered the third level at two. No one scored in the third so this one required OT.
Both teams had chances in OT but no one scored, so to the stupid gimmick we went.
I don’t do bullet points for the shootout because the shootout is lame.
CAPS LOSE in the shootout
BTW, Wilson is top-3 in the NHL in penalties drawn and penalty differential. Ho hum
— RMNB (@russianmachine) December 22, 2016
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