Live from Capital One Arena, it’s Saaaaturday Night! The Capitals hosted the Buffalo Sabres this evening and the only thing you need to know is that Alex Ovechkin keeps scoring because he is a cyborg.
A bit of a messy start with a penalty from Michal Kempny and a goal from Jack Eichel. With a couple goals from pals like Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana, the Capitals snagged the lead heading into the second period.
In a strange déjà vu sort of feeling, the second period started exactly like the first period. An early Michal Kempny penalty, setting up for a Jack Eichel goal (but this time it was a power play goal). I don’t like this version of “Groundhog Day”. After a goal from Sabres took the lead for a bit until they ran into the one force that cannot be stopped. An Alex Ovechkin slap shot. The game would go into the third period at 3-3.
There was a third period. No goals, despite the Capitals leading in shots during regulation 35-21.
Overtime comes, overtime goes. We go to a shootout.
Caps beat Sabres 4-3 (SO)
Jakub Vrana scores his 10th goal of the season. He’s now four goals shy of surpassing his career high of 13 set last season.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 16, 2018
Caps power play: not good tonight.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 16, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 16, 2018
Okay, now we’re gonna have a little break. Next game will be Wednesday evening against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Love a good rivalry to take us directly into the holiday season. Let’s get this bread. Love you guys.
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