There can be no doubt: this was the best series in the first round of Stanley Cup playoffs. The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs played an intense, fast-paced, and evenly matched six games.
But now it’s over. Washington won.
After a series of plentiful scoring and endless highlights, we had a slog through forty minutes. In the third, Auston Matthews got a crazy bounce off a dump-in for a layup, but then Marcus Johansson drove hard to the corner of the net to tie it up with seven minutes left. That pushed us into our fifth overtime, where Marcus Johansson finished it with a ferocious fight from point blank.
Caps win 2-1 in overtime! Caps win the series 4-2!
Worst. Bounce. Ever. pic.twitter.com/SRCpwvwfiR
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 24, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
That was an agonizing series. It was tight as hell, but the Caps showed so much passion and intensity in that overtime. They earned this series win with sweat and blood and cola.
Bravo, Maple Leafs. It turns out they are actually good. Actually, they’re damn good. They’re gonna win a Cup and soon. But not this year.
A parting wave to our friends up north. Leafs fans were hands-down the best fans we’ve had the pleasure of hating in the playoffs. Thank you for being lovely people. You deserve a team as fun as you are.
The most Canadian thing ever pic.twitter.com/Xv134TPkt3
— Ryan Ellis (@ryanellisracing) April 24, 2017
Now, how about Marcus Johansson?!
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