Much like me, the Washington Capitals got tired as Wednesday night wore on. After a thrilling start and convincing performance through 40 minutes, the Caps struggled against the surging Avs in the final frame. It was touch-and-go, but the Caps managed to secure the win before bedtime.
John Carlson scored early, stymieing the Avs after an ill-fated shorthanded chance. Some Caps D got caught looking as Mikko Rantanen got Colorado on the scoreboard. Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal, but Jay Beagle got the tip.
Shattenkirk tried to score again in the second period, but again his teammates snatched it (this time it was Johansson and Oshie, who both got touches). Johansson paid it forward, pulling power moves to set up Evgeny Kuznetsov, but Matt Nieto got a rush goal before the second intermission.
Nathan MacKinnon scored a scorcher in the third to make it close. The Caps were on their heels after that but held on the win as Lars Eller got the empty netter.
Caps beat Avs 5-3!
Yeah, this deserves a Bailamos. But it’s so late. Let’s go acoustic.
SCORE BY BEAGLE
SCORE BY BE
SHATTENKIRK WILL NEVE
SHATTENKIRK WILL NEVER SCORE
— elyse the fury (@ElyseBee) March 30, 2017
.@SticksForTroops meets the Beard Guy! pic.twitter.com/qAJvzWFSzG
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 30, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
I did not like that last period one bit, but I was fading too, so how can I hold the players to a higher standard than I hold myself? The answer: they’re paid a lot better than I am. That was a lame finish.
That photo at top of all the Caps fans at the game comes from @songprocess. They’ve got a site of interviews with songwriters that I actually happened upon in the fall, when they spoke with Baltimore’s own Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes, Dungeonesse). It’s a great interview, full of insight about a craft that I find fascinating. Check it out.
Alright, one more late game on Friday night and then we return to the land of the living. K g’night.
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