The Caps are back on the east coast and everything is right in the world again. Besting bedraggled bench boss Bruce Boudreau’s Minnesota Wild at home, the Washington Capitals found the cure for what ailed them and delivered one heluva game for fans who needed to see one.
Here’s the part where I write about the goals. I shall begin by communicating the first goal in the most primal and raw way I know how.
Following 88 was Alex Ovechkin, ending a slump that had persisted since mid February. Evgeny Kuznetsov got in on the action with assist by fellow top-six center Nick Backstrom.
Matt Dumba opened up the third with a goal for the Wild, snuffing Holtby’s shutout. The Caps got into penalty trouble after that, enabling a goal by Caps killer Eric Staal to bring the Wild within one goal.
With six minutes to go, Jay Beagle put the Wild away with a breakaway goal.
Caps beat Wild 4-2!
Ovi's slump ends tonight, you can take it to #thebank
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) March 14, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
Before this night began, what do you think would’ve made you happy? A win? An Ovi goal? Nate Schmidt getting some love? Tom Wilson fireworks? Kuzya doing electric stuff? Nick Backstrom’s hat trick of assists? Beagle.jpg?
YOU GOT IT ALL. That’s your Washington Capitals, rewarding you for sticking with it after that sucky road trip.
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