Chris From the Comments came into this game having recapped five straight Capitals losses. Anything that I touch with this team has apparently turned to the opposite of gold, until Saturday night. The curse has been lifted.
TJ Oshie scored early after sustained zone time on the man advantage. Oshbabe doubled his tally some time after with a 2 on 1 strike at even strength. Great feeds from Marcus Johansson and Alex Ovechkin. Nikita Kucherov responded with a power play marker of his own to half the lead and Alex Killorn scored mere seconds later to level the game at two.
Second period? Nothin’ for ya.
Justin Williams tipped home a Niskanen blast for the Capitals third just after a Caps man advantage had expired. John Carlson then extended the lead to two, swatting a puck out of mid-air as the Caps had Braden Holtby pulled on a delayed penalty call. Kucherov tallied late in the third to give the Caps a scare, but Oshie hit the empty net for his hat trick to seal things.
Caps beat Lightning 5-3!
Joe B suit of the night
The Caps start a three game home stand against the Flames on Tuesday, see you then.
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