Hey, it’s the very first game between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights! Hey, it’s a total disaster!
The Capitals, who played last night, looked disheveled in the first period, so the Knights, who hadn’t played since the late 80s, dominated play. Alex Tuch, Oscar Lindberg, and William Karlsson all scored in the first frame, and all as a result of defensive breakdowns by Washington. The second and third periods were silent in scoring.
Knights beat Caps 3-0.
— Peter Hassett (@peterhassett) December 24, 2017
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 24, 2017
So yeah, this was not a good game, despite our high hopes and the horde of Caps fans making the trip. The Caps were sluggish from the drop and didn’t get too much better at any point. That’s back-to-back road losses before the team goes on Christmas break. One of those losses was against maybe the worst team in the league; the other against a team that is surprising hockey fans on a nightly basis. The Vegas Golden Knights are the real deal.
Hey everyone, have a merry Christmas and happy holidays, however you celebrate. Next year all our troubles will be out of sight.
Headline photo: David Becker
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