The Caps sleepwalked (…sleptwalked?) through a Thursday night date in Detroit. The Wings, playing with stubborn futility for their postseason lives, outworked Washington, but solid work in net by sole-surviving goaltender Philipp Grubauer saved the Caps’ bacon.
The first and second periods were scoreless and sloppy, but Brett Connolly got a breakaway in the third to beat Jimmy Howard.
Caps beat Wings! Grubauer with a 39-save shutout!
I have no idea who the broadcasters were, and their suits were unremarkable so…
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 23, 2018
There’s John Carson looking goofy of the night.
The Caps played badly, but they got one good goal and about 40 good saves, and that’s enough to get two standing points and to eliminate Detroit from the postseason.
Headline photo: Dave Reginek
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