It is a three-day weekend. There is some cold weather, so we recommend binging a good Netflix series or a solid movie. Order a pizza, get some wine, and figure out what the heck was going on in this game.
Now, when the first period starts with the opposing team scoring twice in the first eight minutes, you don’t have great feelings about the rest of the game. There was a brief moment of hope for the Capitals once we saw a goal from *checks notes just in case* Brooks Orpik! That quick, cute moment of hope was swiftly shattered when Dmitry Orlov had an own goal to bring the Blackhawks up 3-1.
The second period is a new period! A clean slate! Fresh start! Just kidding, Alex DiBrincat brought the Hawks up 4-1 and the Capitals bring in Pheonix Copley for Braden Holtby. Clearly, Dmitry Orlov was feeling pretty down about that own goal, so he made up for it in the final few minutes of the first. Comeback will have to start in the third period.
A John Carlson goal started the third period off, bringing the game to only a one goal difference. Patrick Kane quickly ruined this joy on a power play goal. Kane also had an assist on the next Blackhawks goal. But, did you want a closer game? You got it. John Carlson scored one more time with a follow up from Matt Niskanen. Back to a one goal game. That was quickly lost after a final Jonathan Toews goal and an empty net goal from Dylan Strome.
CAPS ARE THE LOSING TEAM, 8-5. Everything is gonna be fine.
Brooks Orpik has more 5v5 goals than Evgeny Kuznetsov.
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) January 20, 2019
What fictional death affected you the most?
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) January 18, 2019
Caps scored five times, all at even strength, all scored by defenders. Also every Washington player was scored on, at least once.
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) January 20, 2019
Caps lose, 8-5. Washington is on a five-game losing streak for the first time since start of 14-15 season.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 20, 2019
We didn’t get a Joe B suit today, so to get your fill of somethin’ looking dapper…here you go:
— Adam (@cajuncooks) January 20, 2019
— Redskins Breakdown (@SkinsBreakdown) January 20, 2019
Chomp chomp, the Caps are hosting the Sharks on Tuesday evening. See you then. All-Star break, please come soon.
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