The Caps and their dads visited Minnesota for a Thursday night tilt against the Wild.
The first period ended with no scoring. About a minute into the second, Tom “Laser Tom” Wilson put the Caps up 1-0. About six minutes into the period, Alex Ovechkin buried a nice feed from Andre Burakovsky to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.
In the third, Burakovsky went end-to-end to put the Caps up 3-0. But less than two minutes later Nino Niederreiter got about 78 whacks at the puck and put it home while Dmitry Orlov did nothing that looked like defense. Nick Backstrom put the game out of reach without five minutes to go. Eric Staal scored a late power play goal, but then Tom Wilson added an empty netter.
Caps win 5-2!
Alex Ovechkin scored his 34th goal in the 57th game of his age-32 season
— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 16, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 16, 2018
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