The Washington freaking Capitals done did it again. Honestly. This stupid team. They got the lead, they lost the lead, they got the lead, they lost the lead, then overtime, then double overtime, then – in a twist – they won!
After a scoreless first period, Tom Wilson opened the game up with a nice tap on a nicer shot by Matt Niskanen on an still even nicer pass by Alex Ovechkin. Pierre-Luc Dubois notched a rush goal assisted by Artemi Panarin, but then the Capitals converted a big five-on-three with a one-time slapshot by John Carlson.
Artemi Panarin tied it up in the third period with a great two-on-one drive against Carlson, but made possible by Dmitry Orlov. That tie last through regulation, pushing us to our third consecutive overtime.
In double overtime, Lars Eller crashed the net to end it!
Caps beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in double overtime! Blue Jackets lead the series 2-1.
Brett Connolly's goal was whistled back because he put himself offside before dumping the puck in pic.twitter.com/cS0qqdtnWH
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 18, 2018
Holtby has a career .932/2.00 in the playoffs and… a losing record. That’s laughable.
— Japers' Rink (@JapersRink) April 17, 2018
10th straight first round Caps playoff game that will decided by a single goal. Eight of the 10 have needed overtime 🥃🍷🥂🍻🍺
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 18, 2018
No team in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has ever lost the first 3 games of a series, all in overtime…
— Steve Levy (@espnSteveLevy) April 18, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 17, 2018
I had a grizzly metaphor ready to go in case the Caps lost. That didn’t happen, so I’ll keep this short and sweet: They’re still alive!
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