It was home opener time at the Capital One Arena (that’s still weird) and boy did the Caps decide to give the red clad crowd a show. Not only did we see the first Australian player in the National Hockey League, but that Alex Ovechkin guy is still constantly making history. Just when you think he can’t top himself, he always surprises in a flurry of power and speed that hockey has never seen and probably will never see again.
Nathan Walker got a great ovation from the crowd, it’s time to drop the puck and Alex Ovechkin has already scored. And then he scored again. And then again. TJ Oshie scored somewhere in between to ruin a portion of the fun, but a 4-0 lead after one period is pretty decent.
Dmitry Orlov turned the puck over trying for the Caps signature “slingshot” play on the power play and the Habs took advantage with a shorty through Brendan Gallagher. Oh, and there’s that guy in red wearing number 8 again for his fourth. Then Walker got his first in the big leagues on a deflection. The official scorer was busy. 6-1 after two periods.
Caps beat Canadiens 6-1!
When Kuznetsov Ovechkin and Vrana are on the ice, not much to do I guess. Just take KOVr.
— Muneeb (@muneebalamcu) October 7, 2017
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 7, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
And…breathe. See you right back here on Monday for a match up with a healthy Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay ‘Ning.
Photo: Patrick McDermott
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