The Washington Capitals were all over the place in Arizona on Friday night. They were sloppy in the first, but got it together briefly in the second, before just sorta giving up late. It was a blowout to one of the league’s worst teams while the Caps are fighting for the division title. And to add injury to insult, there were (possible) injuries too.
The Caps got lit up in the first, surrendering goals to Dvorak, Jooris, and Burmistrov in the first 14 minutes. Barry Trotz gave Braden Holtby a breather after that, but the goalie returned for the second period, which started well enough.
Nick Backstrom scored a convincing power-play goal, followed by Dan Winnik setting his new career-high in goals, but that surge ended abruptly. Dvorak and Burmistrov scored a pair of power-play goals to put the Caps back in their hole for the second intermission.
Peter Holland seemed to break the Caps’ back with a marker, but Justin Williams responded with one of his own twenty seconds later.
Coyotes beat Caps 6-3. Mmk.
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— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 1, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
Burn the tape.
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