Goof-ups have plagued the early part of Game Five’s second period, with both teams scoring goals on plays that hockey analysts call, “aw dude they totally beefed it.”
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 21, 2018
Evgeny Kuznetsov first, recording his fifth goal of the loffs just as the Blue Jackets executed a badly timed line change.
Dmitry Orlov strips Pierre-Luc Dubois and finds Kuznetsov on the wing with a beautiful outlet pass.
Kuzy makes a beeline to the net and beats Bob five-hole.
Evgeny Kuznetsov now leads the Capitals in playoff goals with four.
Then a big turnover gives Matt Calvert an empty path to the Caps net. Calvert’s one-on-none breakaway was almost spoiled when he lost control of the puck, but a quick spin gave him a second chance, which he did not waste.
This is wild.
The Caps considered challenging the goal on the grounds of goalie interference, but they wisely opted not to, which is was good, because it wasn’t.
This is an escalatingly odd hockey game.
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