The Caps ended their three game road swing with a trip to Detroit, hoping to gain at least one win to start 2019 and #CapricornSzn right. Here’s how it all went down.
After a scramble in front of Jimmy Howard, #TopLineTom cashed in on a rebound off a deft Evgeny Kuznetsov pass. Anthony Mantha and his gargantuan reach stole the puck from Jakub Vrana and slid the puck around Braden Holtby to tie it. In a sluggish start to the second, a plodding back check from the Caps led to a Filip Hronek tip in from Dylan Larkin’s cross-ice feed. The Caps didn’t convert on a power play to start the third, but Travis Boyd was able to to pull the Caps even with just over ten minutes left. With the game going full slog, Michal Kempny but the good guys up with a floater from the point. TJ Oshie went to the box for slashing to make things interesting in the dying minutes, but the Wings couldn’t convert.
Caps WIN 3-2!
With an assist on Tom Wilson's goal, Evgeny Kuznetsov has recorded his 300th career point (87g, 213a). He's the 25th player in franchise history to record 300 points.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 6, 2019
Just chatting with Chris Draper on the elevator nbd. pic.twitter.com/mHxjgVkIEC
— Knuble’s Knights Remix 📢 🚨 📢 🚨 (@tjyoshie77) January 6, 2019
Let's go live to Alex Ovechkin for an update on how the Caps powerplay is doing pic.twitter.com/Va3FdqajkX
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 7, 2019
Joe B Suit of the Early Evening/Late Afternoon
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 6, 2019
That was a brutal game from start to finish, and with their upcoming schedule, the Caps need to put forth a better effort. They’ll finally get a reprieve from the road when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Tuesday night, only to go back on the road Thursday against the Bruins.
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