The Caps played a tight, nearly mistake-free hour of solid hockey to down the Carolina Hurricanes at home on Tuesday night.
TJ Oshie started by scoring his 23rd goal of the season, taking a pass from Kuznetsov in the first period. In the second period, Dougie Hamilton evened the score with a slapshot from the blue line during a delayed penalty six-on-five.
Alex Ovechkin restored the Caps’ lead with a one-timer from the high slot to earn his 49th goal of the season. John Carlson chipped Dmitry Orlov’s slap pass to make it 3-1. Nicky Backstrom got the empty-netter (to deprive Ovechkin of getting 50).
Caps win 4-1!
look at this spock looking mfer right here pic.twitter.com/uYurL9zI4p
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) March 26, 2019
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 27, 2019
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 26, 2019
I like the idea of back-to-back games against the Canes. Let’s see how these teams adjust, what they think about how tonight went down. There’s a decent chance we’re gonna get very very acquainted with these jerks in a few weeks. Bring it on.
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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