Tuesday night the Washington Capitals took a trip to Toronto to see the Maple Leafs. The game began and Alex Ovechkin began immediately slamming Maple Leafs into the boards. Almost like he had some internalized frustration or he’s really kore — i mean caught up in something. Anyway, the first goal came from Lars Eller after an absolutely gorgeous cycle play. The game headed into the second with the Capitals outshooting the Maple Leafs 13-3 but only leading with a score of 1-0.
Second period, we saw a Kevin Shattenkirk goal. Yes, you heard that correctly, we finally got to see a Kevin Shattenkirk goal after a great power play sequence. The second period ended with the Caps up on shots at 13-10 and the score at 2-0.
Third period. Human angel who doubles as a defenseman, Nate Schmidt, came in huge for the team and put one to the back of the net. Then? A Tom Wilson goal in front of his friends and family! The game ended with a final goal from Mitch Marner to steal Grubauer’s shut out.
With three games to go, the Caps look great. Bring it on home.
Caps beat Maple Leafs, 4-1!
If Caps beat Rangers tomorrow, they’d lock up 1st and lock in two 1st rd series: Rangers-Canadiens and Penguins-Blue Jackets.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 5, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
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