The Maple Leafs came to town to battle the Caps for the first time since the guys in red disposed of them in the playoffs last spring. What an uneventful game, eh?
The Caps fought off an early push from the Leafs and managed to push back as the period went on, but the first ended 0-0.
Second period scoring? Nope. Still 0-0 after two.
Connor Brown finally got the first goal of the game a little over five minutes into the third to put the Leafs up 1-0. Nazem Kadri added an empty net goal to ice the game.
Leafs beat Caps 2-0.
Will and Pamela Bowey in the house to see their son Madison play pic.twitter.com/60bPBhKF9c
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 18, 2017
Just bumped into former #Caps Dman and first round pick Steve Eminger in the press box. He's now a pro scout for the Rangers.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikNBCS) October 18, 2017
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 17, 2017
Joe B. suit of the night
Given how hot the Leafs offense was coming into this game and the condition of the Caps defense, a 2-0 effort is respectable. This team obviously isn’t looking for just respectable, but this is a game in mid-October so we can focus on more than just the result. The Leafs had some glorious chances that they didn’t capitalize on, and Holtby came up huge at times, but the Caps were much better defensively than they were against the Flyers. Onward.
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