The Caps kicked off a five game homestand against the Kings on Thursday night.
Evgeny Kuznetosov put the Caps up 1-0 in the first. The play was started by a great read and pinch by Dmitry Orlov in the neutral zone. Orlov fed Kuznetsov, who made quick work of the Kings goalie. Later in the first, Braden Holtby stopped Marian Gaborik on a breakaway but the Kings played a mean pinball on the rebound to tie the game at 1.
In the second period, that Kuznetsov guy scored again to put the Caps up 2-1. He looks like he might be a player in this league, but then the Kings scored two goals in nine seconds to take a 3-2 lead. Not great, Bob.
The Caps pushed back after the nine second lapse. They had chances. They came in waves at time. But they couldn’t tie the game. Gaborik and Toffoli added a pair of empty-net goals to ice this one.
Caps lose 5-2.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 1, 2017
That period was exactly half as fun as the first.
— Peter Hassett (@peterhassett) December 1, 2017
“They have a Dowd and a Doughty? Where is the doubter?” – my Dad on the LA Kings players names
— cara (@carabahniuk) December 1, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
Not a bad game by the guys in red but they were undone by a couple quick goals in the second period. On to the next one we go.
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