The Washington Capitals returned from their lengthy period of time off that saw many head to tropical destinations and they were greeted by the Calgary Flames in snowy, cold Washington, DC. Would the boys be able to halt their seven-game losing skid or is Tom Riddle drawing nearer?
Nic Dowd opened scoring only three minutes into the fixture with a deflection strike that beat Mike Smith. Mikael Backlund would respond for the Flames with a very pretty individual effort to tie things at one apiece. Dmitrij Jaskin did not let that tie last long as his second goal of the season put the Caps back up one before the first intermission horn.
Tom Wilson sniped one home early in the second to give the Caps a two goal lead, before Garnet Hathaway would respond only moments later to cut that lead in half once more. The Caps decided to just watch the Flames tie the game midway through the third.
Evgeny Kuznetsov comes up clutch to end the streak. Thank you, Kuzy.
Caps beat Flames 4-3!
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The Caps captain returns to action with his mates against the Boston Bruins on Sunday for a matinee match up. What better way to get the boys really rolling than playing their regular punching bag in the Bruins?
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