We got back-to-back stinkers out of the Caps following the bye week. I have a feeling Barry Trotz was just as grumpy about those efforts as we were, as Sunday’s performance against the Philadelphia Flyers was a big improvement. But a good effort doesn’t guarantee a good result.
After a scoreless first, Phildadelphia’s Michael Raffl notched a goal, cleaning up a rebound to best Braden Holtby. Alex Ovechkin did his thing on the power play in the waning seconds before the second intermission. The third period gave us no goals, so overtime had to decide. That’s where Travis Konecny got a bounce off TJ Oshie to end it.
Flyers beat Caps 2-1 in overtime.
Ivan Provorov levels Tom Wilson. pic.twitter.com/mTFo93axDI
— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) January 21, 2018
Still think I don’t play defense? Watch this. 😮🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/2THUWXYllV
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 21, 2018
— Wes Johnson (@WesJohnsonVoice) January 21, 2018
Wes Johnson yelling at you of the afternoon
Not a happy ending, but I feel way better about this team than I did a couple days ago. Really, this Caps team looked perfectly cromulent to me.
Have a great Sunday, everyone. Enjoy the sunshine before it gets miserable out again. Go Vikings.
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