Alright. Welp. The Caps lost again. This time to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Um. Yeah, I dunno, y’all. I guess this is the part where we talk about who scored, so here’s that.
Artemi Panarin notched a power-play goal through a good screen after a nifty reverse from Seth Jones. Alex Ovechkin got a PPG of his own, but then the Jackets piled on. Sonny Milano scored from point blank (five feet from the goal line), then fresh face Mark Letestu did the same (three feet from the goal line). And Seth Jones topped it off with a point shot through traffic to make it 4-1 after one period.
Holtby got the hook, and the second period was calmer. Though, maybe calm isn’t what you want when you’re trying to climb out of a three-goal hole. By the third, it was clear the Caps were mostly just going through the motions. Cam Atkinson got an empty-netter, and that was it.
Blue Jackets beat Caps 5-1.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) February 26, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 27, 2018
I didn’t get to watch the Buffalo game over the weekend, but I’m told that the Caps looked real good in it. I wondered if it was the start of a real turnaround or just a blip against one of the worst teams in the league.
And now we know.
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