RMNB recaps are back! Peter’s luggage isn’t, but RMNB is just in time for RIVALRY NIGHT against the Bruins.
The Caps took the lead just over three minutes into the game when Nick Backstrom sprung TJ Oshie in all alone. Oshie had a cup of coffee, took a couple drags off his smoke, tied his skate, and then deposited the puck behind Tuukka Rask before any Bruins player could catch him. Later in the first period, the Caps first line struck again as Backstrom one-timed home a Matt Niskanen rebound. Brad Marchand, who is annoying, scored a PP goal to cut the Caps lead to 2-1 before the first ended.
Nice Guy Brad Marchand added another PP goal early in the second to tie the game. Alex Ovechkin put the Caps back in the lead 3-2 with a PP in the last minute of the second.
Brett Connolly gave the Caps a 4-2 lead early in the third after a tic-tac-toe passing sequence from Evgeny Kuznetov and Dmitry Orlov. Kuznetsov decided to put a bow on it with a late goal. The Bruins scored a late goal. Whatever.
Caps win 5-3!
While on hold w/ United, I made this graph of Jay Beagle's cumulative shot diff on top of this image from horror classic The Descent. pic.twitter.com/CyMBJJ4ljY
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) February 2, 2017
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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