The Caps’ primary goal for their penultimate game was simple: don’t get hurt. They didn’t get hurt, so that’s a win. Another reason why it’s a win is because they scored goals more than the Boston Bruins.
Marcus Johansson got us started with a tic-tac-toe sequence. Colin Miller tied it in the second period with a controversial goal, but Kevin Shattenkirk restored the lead with a controversial goal of his own. Shat had a second goal, but it was too controversial because Justin Williams kinda, sorta interfered with the Boston goalie. No worries though, as Williams scored on a dart to give the Caps a two-goal lead headed into the third, where nothing at all happened.
Caps beat Bruins 3-1. One game left until the postseason.
That overule was pathetic.
— Joe Beninati (@JoeBpXp) April 8, 2017
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 8, 2017
Nate Schmidt bobblehead of the afternoon
So I’m not actually sure, in hindsight, that this was a good game to win. Boston’s not at their best lately, but if Toronto wins tonight and tomorrow, the Caps will face the stronger Boston team in round one.
On the other hand, the Caps team we saw today looked excellent. I wouldn’t mind watching them for a couple extra months.
Have a good Saturday night. Let’s do it again tomorrow.
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