The Washington Capitals spent their Sunday afternoon in midtown Manhattan, playing an uneven game against the Rangers. There was a lot of good and new stuff in Washington’s game, but also way too much of the same old silliness.
The Caps – and tell me if you’ve heard this one before – allowed the game’s first goal in the first minute, with a defensive turnover setting up Ryan Strome. The third line responded with a goal from Carl Hagelin, his first for Washington. Halfway into the first period, Andre Burakovsky got the fourth line involved, turning a commanding carry-in into the go-ahead goal.
That lead disappeared late in the second period, when the Caps couldn’t beat Georgiev and then Pavel Buchnevich was left open. A tight third period gave us no decision, so off we went to overtime, which was bad for my hypertension and told us nothing new.
No one should be able to look handsome with a tampon shoved up their nose, but here we are. pic.twitter.com/tcdc0TWBI2
— Jess (@glitter4goals) March 3, 2019
I did. Kid’s day https://t.co/Ki3MkSFLBy
— Raymond Castoldi (@RayCastoldi) March 3, 2019
Okay, well no Joe B suit today so let’s see what –
Uncomfortable zoom-ins are always my favorite pic.twitter.com/vXoeQq1Drm
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 3, 2019
Lots to like in today’s effort – especially out of the deadline-decision players: Burakovsky, Hagelin, and Jensen. But the top forward line and top defensive pairing did not have a good outing — turning what should have been two easy points for a regulation win into something much more marginal. The stars need to be brighter.
Full RMNB Coverage of Caps at Rangers
Headline photo: Jared Silber
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.