Happy birthday, Philipp Grubauer! We got you a competent hockey team! The Capitals looked dang good at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
The Bolts scored immediately, with Namestnikov cashing in on a Brooks Orpik hooking call in the game’s first minute. The Caps kicked it up a notch after that, and Alex Ovechkin scored a goal that felt inevitable. Devante Smith-Pelly got an assist from Jay Beagle to give the Caps the lead in the second period, then Jay Beagle earned a pretty empty-netter to lock the win for Washington.
Caps beat Bolts 3-1! Grubi’s first win of the season! Two in a row!
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 24, 2017
The Caps almost blew this one late, but let’s not fret over that. This was two solid performances in a row, and the team could build on it tomorrow in Toronto. Until then, let’s wish Grubi happy birthday with this age-appropriate jam from Veruca Salt.
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