The Capitals were victorious north, this evening, while facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. A win on the road feels very, very good. A quick first period resulted in no goals for either side. It was one of those periods where you felt like you were watching an exciting tennis match. Great chances on both ends going back and forth with high speed and tough action. Braden Holtby looked like a gosh darn brick wall.
Scoring began in period two when Alex Ovechkin nailed a power play goal home behind Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen. This was his 43rd of the season. Brett Connolly scored a goal to bring the Capitals up one more after a layup from Tom Wilson. This was Connolly’s 15th goal, tying his career high.
The third period scoring began almost five minutes in with a wraparound and rebound from Andreas Johnsson. But, Johnsson taketh away for the Maple Leafs because Tom Wilson would blow right by him for a perfect short-handed goal.
Caps beat Maple Leafs 3-2!
That goal earlier was the 650th of Ovechkin’s career.
He scored his 600th on March 12 of last season against Winnipeg.
That was the Capitals’/Ovechkin’s 69th game of the season. This was Ovechkin’s 60th game this season.
So he has 50 goals in his past 73 games.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 22, 2019
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— Justin Michaliga (@jmichaliga) February 22, 2019
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 22, 2019
— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) April 27, 2017
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 22, 2019
The Capitals are slowly making their way back down and home to Capital One Arena. Before they finall arrive back, they’ll need to make one final stop in Buffalo, NY to face the Sabres. Saturday at 1PM, we’ll see you then.
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