On the same day Vince McMahon announced the rebirth of the XFL, the Caps visited Florida to take on the Panthers.
The Caps killed off three early penalties only to see Denis Malgin give the Panthers a 1-0 lead a little over halfway into the opening frame. The Caps finally got a power play and that led to Nick Backstrom tying the game late in the first.
Malgin scored again in the second to put the Panthers back on top. Later in the period, Brooks Orpik wisely threw the puck on net and Alex Ovechkin tipped it home to tie the game. Late in the second, John Carlson capped off some nice play from the top line and nicely put the good guys on top. Nice.
Early in the third, Brett Connolly took a good feed from Andre Burakovsky and put it in the net to put the Caps up 4-2.
Caps win 4-2!
“Ekblad trying to win a foot race here against Orpik”- Joe B
You’ll never guess how this ended.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) January 26, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 26, 2018
A sleepy start followed by some strong play. A good win to lead us into the break.
Headline image: Jeff Sanzare
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