They did it.
After a scoreless first period, and just as we all expected, Alex Chiasson scored, taking a pass from Nathan Walker, no, seriously. Kris Letang scored on a slapper to tie it after two periods. The third period was a grind, and it gave us no goals, so off we went to overtime.
There, in extra time, with the DMV area’s faith in sports on the line, Evgeny repaid us on our investment. Game over. Series over. Curse over.
Caps beat Penguins 2-1! The Capitals win the series 4-2! The Capitals advance to the conference final for the first time in twenty years!
Nightmare fuel of the night
Evgeny Kuznetsov was already a legend just for being a goofball who is good at hockey, but with a breakaway from Alex Ovechkin and a low-key wrister to the five-hole, he pushed a DC sports team to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since the Cretaceous.
Um. This is new ground for us. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with my hands?
Headline photo: Joe Sargent
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