The Washington Capitals got humiliated by maybe the worst team in the National Hockey League. If you went to bed before the Vancouver Canucks put a six-spot up on the Caps, you were lucky. Then again, you might not believe it was so bad. Let this recap liberate you of any delusions you might have.
Tomas Vanek, Bo Horvat, and Mikael Granlund all scored in the first period. You might notice that none of those players play for Washington.
In the second, Brett Connolly got injured and left the game. Then Sven Baertschi got a weird one and Derek Dorsett piled on. Braden Holtby got the hook. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first goal of the season, which was cool, I suppose.
In the third, Tom Wilson punched faces and Baertschi got another power play goal. Chandler Stephenson got his first NHL goal in the waning minutes, which was nice, and then it ended.
Canucks beat the Caps 6-2. The Caps are under .500.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 27, 2017
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) October 27, 2017
Okay, you made it to the bottom. Congrats. Unless you work for the team, you don’t have to think about this game ever again.
If you do work for the team, oh, sweetheart, I’m so sorry. No, no, it’s real. This really happened. This is real life. But now you get to help decide what happens next.