The flightless birds from Pittsburgh were in town for this one and brought their strangely steps-obsessed fans with them. A typical, chippy, Metropolitan Division match up was expected and both teams have enough history against one another to provide a nice stage for even a regular season fixture.
John Carlson got us started with a power play goal that was deflected home by one of Pittsburgh’s penalty killers. 1-0 good guys after 20 minutes.
Phil Kessel banked one home off of Dmitry Orlov to tie the game at one. Timothy Jimothy Oshie would have none of that, extending the lead back to one with a deflection on the power play.
Chandler Stephenson rewarded Barry Trotz for the decision to play the young forward on the top line with a clutch goal to extend the lead to two. Jakub Vrana got the empty netter.
Caps beat Penguins 4-1!
So since Sidney Crosby is a -12 this year he should be stripped of his captaincy and then traded, right?
— RMNB (@russianmachine) November 11, 2017
Chad Ruhwedel pic.twitter.com/ly04RShUai
— Chris Cerullo (@CJC_95) November 11, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
The Caps next date is with the Edmonton Oilers as the two teams will complete their season series in DC on Sunday.
Headline photo: Patrick Smith
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.