The Capitals came home from a four-game road swing and boy did they feast on some home cooking against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tom Wilson scored 54 seconds into the game by crashing the gosh darn net, and into Corey Crawford who was way out of his crease. Bouncing baby boy Andre Burakovsky made it 2-0 off a sick Jakub Vrana backhand feed on the power play. In the second, Michal Kempny blasted one in from the point, and then a bubble masked Brandon Saad dangled the daylights out of Dmitry Orlov to bring the Hawks within two. To start the third, Erik Gustafsson toe-dragged the puck past Braden Holtby and it looked like the comeback was on. Devante Smith-Pelly promptly shut that down with a back-door shot that beat Crawford high. The Hawks pulled Crawford with 2:47 left, but no dice.
Caps win 4-2!
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— b. (@youripides) November 22, 2018
With John Carlson's assist on Smith-Pelly's goal, he has passed Sergei Gonchar (272) for sole possession of fourth place among Capitals defensemen in franchise history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 22, 2018
Joe B Suit of the Night feat. smol puppers
Hey Caps Fans! #ALLCAPS It's the "Stanley Cup edition" of the Canine calendar! Pups,players and the Stanley Cup what beats that? All proceeds go to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.Get yours @CapitalOneArena , @MedStarIceplex or @washcaps.com/caninecalendar Get one now! pic.twitter.com/mhKGd75sWj
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) November 21, 2018
This time of year, I try to reflect on what I’m thankful for. I’m definitely thankful the Caps finally won the Stanley Cup, and I’m super thankful that I get to share that with all of you here at Russian Machine. Take tomorrow to celebrate and reflect with family and friends and to eat delicious food, but bring your game faces Friday when the Caps are back at Capital One Arena at 4 PM to take on the Detroit Red Wings.
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