The Washington Capitals hadn’t had a lot of contributions from their defense so far this season, but that all changed on January 1, #TwentySeminteen, and the Caps’ home game against the Ottawa Senators.
After a scoreless first, Kyle Turris scored following Matt Niskanen’s defensive zone turnover. In the final minute of the second period, Karl Alzner scored a blazing one-timer goal set up by TJ Oshie to tie it up.
Taylor Chorney gave the Caps the lead with a strong outside shot early in the third. The Caps killed a two-minute Senators power play and secured the win.
Caps beat Senators 2-1!
Joe B suit of the night
And that’s how #TwentySeminteen began: with a mild but respectable win at home. I dunno about you, but I’ve got one more day of vacation left, so I’m gonna play some NES classic and collect me some triforces. Have a good one!
A quick off-topic note: Before the game, in the wake of the Redskins loss, I made an enthusiastic tweet encouraging discouraged Skins fans to join the Caps bandwagon. I think that was fine, but I followed it up with less magnanimous tweets that I published when I should have been more considerate. I’ve been a dispirited DC/Baltimore sporps fan myself, and I didn’t like it when others gave me grief in the wake of defeat. While I stand by my dislike for the Redskins organization, I should have thought more of how different kinds of Skins fans could react. So, to all the Skins fans who caught my rancor, I’m sorry for being an insensitive jerk.
Headline photo: Batya and son in the pokey
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