With their win over the Sergei Bobrovsky on Friday night, the Capitals have taken four points from their two-game, home-and-home series. There was some excitement in this one, but it was an uneven affair – with one long sleepy stretch in the middle that’s been a bit too familiar lately.
Scoring started early, with Carlson beating Bob five minutes in on the Caps’ first shot . The Blue Jackets responded ninety seconds later with a weird goal by Pierre-Luc DuBois. Late in the first Evgeny Kuznetsov punched the puck immediately after a penalty to give the Caps and 2-1 lead after one.
A turnover in the defensive zone set up Artemi Panarin and Seth Jones to tie it 27 seconds into the second, but goals by Beagle and Eller put the Caps up by two after forty minutes, which they held on to in the final frame.
Caps win 4-2!
Jay Beagle now has more 5v5 goals than TJ Oshie this season
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) February 10, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 10, 2018
I have some thoughts about Hockey Is For Everyone month and how we’re maybe sometimes too deliberately euphemistic about who specifically we’re trying to welcome into the sport, but no one comes to RMNB at 10 PM on a Friday night to hear that. Our home team got two standings points, and that’s enough for now. Have a lovely weekend, y’all.
Headline photo: Patrick Smith
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