It’s time once again for us to relive five goals and another victory on home ice for the team we like most of all. The Caps beat the Carolina Hurricanes because that’s just what they do.
From the Ovi Spot came an Ovi Shot, to the back of the net after a detour through Eddie Lack’s glove. The third line added heat with a Brett Connolly goal, making it 2-0 Washington before the first intermission. After a scoreless second, Lars Eller scored his 10th of the year with a mean short-side slapper and Evgeny Kuznetsov made it 4-0 with a quick one-timer. Marcus Johansson cleaned up a rebound to make it yet another Bailamos game.
At the other end of the ice: nothing. So Braden Holtby has recorded his 7th shutout.
Caps beat Canes 5-0! This is incredible!
CRASH THE NET / SOOOOOOO… 5 GOALS?
— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 8, 2017
Take it to #thebank, friends. Here’s some radio remix Ricky Church.
So Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky line has combined for 20 goals over past 15 games — 7 apiece for Connolly and Eller and 6 for Burakovsky.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 8, 2017
— Byron J. Hudtloff (@ByronHudtloff) February 8, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
We’re watching something amazing, guys. This level of offense happens rarely. This level of offense paired with a nigh-perfect defense — it just doesn’t happen. Thanks to inhuman goaltending, the Caps are stingy in their own end, but on offense they keep giving and giving until their foes collapse under pucks. I don’t know how to get philosophical about it. I just wanna shout from the rooftops: This is really special.
Happy birthday to Peter Bondra!