The Capitals got caved in by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Goalie Philipp Grubauer tried to save the Caps from themselves, and he did earn them a regulation-tie point, but this was an obvious loser from the start, despite the score.
Nick Backstrom scored his first goal of the season after some nifty passing from his linemates in the first period. TJ Oshie got his second goal of the season by tipping John Carlson’s shot on the power play.
Alex Killorn struck back for the Bolts in the second, beating Grubauer after some atrocious work in neutral by the Ovi-Kuznetsov line, but TJ Oshie got his second of the night, roofing the puck after a controversial penalty. Chris Kunitz (who, yeah? he’s here now? well alright) notched one to make it a one-goal game heading into the third.
With nine minutes left, Nikita Kucherov carved Taylor Chorney and got some backhand lift to tie it up. The Bolts piled on for the rest of regulation. The Caps iced too many men during 3-on-3 overtime, and Kucherov got the game-winner.
Lightning beat Capitals 4-3 in overtime.
— steph (@myregularface) October 10, 2017
Why were both Ness and Chorney 30 feet away from the net? pic.twitter.com/z8WCtQ6GL3
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 10, 2017
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 9, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
That was a disaster, but at least we had a good debut by the German goalie and some goals for Oshie. Plus, a standings point. Now let’s all sit back and watch the Penguins clown themselves tomorrow!
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