It’s been like 400 years since the Caps last won in Dallas, but don’t tell that to the 2016-17 team. A relatively sloppy, chippy affair and a few unfortunate officiating calls led to a 3-1 deficit, but the boys battled back and eventually won the game in an extra frame.
Andre Burakovsky got the party started with his ninth of the season beating three Stars players to a loose puck and burying a wrister behind Atlanta Thrasher great Kari Lehtonen. Soon after, Adam Cracknell would tip home a Jordie Benn point drive that went to review before being deemed a goal. We ended twenty minutes tied at one.
Patrick Eaves slotted a rebound home past Philipp Grubauer to make the game 2-1 Dallas and then controversy struck. Jamie Benn’s tap-in goal was originally washed out for “goaltender interference” by the officiating crew, but after review they reversed the call and the period would end 3-1 Stars.
The Great Eight left his mark on this one, tallying his 22nd of the season on the power play to make it 3-2 and the game would be tied only moments later as TJ Oshie tipped in his 17th of the year, also on the man advantage.
Jay Beagle won it early in overtime. Point streak to 13 games.
Caps beat Stars 4-3!
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That was kind of a mess, but it ended well. See you on Monday for the Canes.
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