In a game that will go a long way towards settling the standings in the east, the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets.
After a quiet first frame, the Caps were dominant in the second. TJ Oshie broke Bobrovsky with a backhand, then Andre Burakovsky made it two with a tap-in off Eller’s twister pass. Before the period was up, Matt Niskanen returned to the goal-scorer’s list with a break enabled by Burakovsky’s brilliant takeaway at the other end of the ice.
Jack Johnson made a fool out of Carlzner in the third period to crack Holtby’ shutout, then Kyle Quincey found the five hole to make it 3-2. The Caps withstood an intense prolonged final push to get two huge points.
Caps beat the Jackets 3-2!
YOUR STICK IS ALL SET NOW, BOSS. pic.twitter.com/UDFtteLYF1
— CSN Capitals (@CSNCapitals) April 2, 2017
— Amy Rothenberger 🏒🥅❤️ #ALLCAPS 🚫🤺 (@AMYKINSSS) April 2, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
Didn’t love the finish, but that was a good win until it got wild. The Caps now sit at 112 points, six ahead of CBJ and five ahead of PIT. It’s gonna come down to a wire, but I like that padding.
Enjoy wrestlefest or whatever. I hope Bob Backlund wins the the towel match against Doink or whatever. Eh, who am I to talk? I’ll be watching The Walking Dead, which is basically a pamphlet for fascism.
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