The Leafs in the Loffs. Just breathe normal, fellas. Here’s the rollercoaster story of game one.
Things started, naturally, awful. Mitch Marner got the best of some faulty Caps play to put the Leafs ahead. They extended that lead with Jake Gardiner’s point shot with traffic up front by Nazem Kadri.
The Caps struck back in the second with two goals by Mister Game Whatever Game He’s In, Justin Williams. First was a power-play marker assisted by TJ Oshie, then a feisty pounce upon a loose rebound under Freddy Andersen.
With the score tied we entered overtime, in which Tom Wilson unleashed the best shot of his entire season.
Caps beat Leafs 3-2 in overtime! Caps lead the series 1-0!
Mitch Marner is the first Maple Leafs teenager to score a postseason goal since Daniel Marois (1988 vs the Red Wings). pic.twitter.com/SnnKVUPvCg
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 13, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
That was a nuts game. We got another one coming on Saturday. The loffs are back, the Caps won, and I feel alive!
Headline photo: Dan Steinberg
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.