After an uneven first period of Game One against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Caps needed to play better. Instead, they got shivved. Twice.
Hiding the murder weapon both times was number 87, Sidney Crosby.
The first goal came 12 seconds in. Chippy play followed the neutral zone faceoff, then infant child Jake Guentzel assisted Crosby from across the slot. Holtby didn’t have a chance.
Less than a minute later, it happened again. Hornqvist’s wild rebound escaped Holtby’s grasp, bouncing conveniently to the Pens captain, notably unmarked by Caps defense, for a layup.
They are goals 3 and 4 of Crosby’s postseason. And just like that, the Caps are down two. It’s gonna get interesting.
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