The Washington Capitals farted up the joint against the Florida Panthers on Monday night for 50 minutes, but a desperate push in the last 10 made a doomed effort somewhat worth watching.
Frank Vatrano was giftwrapped a gimme goal by a bunch of Caps who were careless with the puck in front of Copley’s net and then Jonathan Huberdeau was giftwrapped a gimme goal by a bunch of Caps careless with the puck in front of Copley’s net. Then the Caps got a power play but jk Vincent Trocheck got a shorthanded goal. Troy Brouwer scored next, and it was actually a really nice goal and a nifty passing sequence, so don’t be a smartass about it.
In defiance of good sense, the Caps opted to play a third period, which surprisingly worked out okay as Evgeny Kuznetsov got a goal with nine minutes left. Nicky Backstrom scored his 22nd goal of the season late with a rush goal set up by TJ Oshie’s great stick work. Jakub Vrana made it a one-goal game even later with a low-angle one-timer. There were fireworks for a moment, but Trocheck secured the W with an empty-netter.
Caps lose 5-3.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) April 2, 2019
Bad news everyone: John Carlson no longer has 69 points 🙁 #ALLCAPS
— Dave (@baltimoredavey) April 2, 2019
— GTPete 🌮 Loffs Edition (@peterhassett) April 1, 2019
Friends, they can’t all be winners. I’d much rather have ’em suck in game 80 than in a game next week.
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