By Julia Karron
The Caps have been on a five-game winning streak. The Panthers have put together a mini-streak of their own with two straight dubs. The sun had to set on one team in Sunrise tonight. Let’s get into it.
Thomas Jefferson Oshie John Carlson scored 25 seconds into the game off a bouncing puck that looked like it hit everyone on its way past Sergei Bobrovsky. Frank Vatrano answered right back because why not, we love a breakneck first few minutes. Then the Caps cooled down. After some prolonged zone-time, Brett Connolly gave Florida the lead off a deflected Anton Stralman shot because of course he did. Sasha Barkov slapped the bejeezus out of a one-timer to start the second, but the Caps got a gift on the power-play thanks to Alex Ovechkin. Ovi got his second off a funky deflection in front, and then the Caps got two more penalties and Evgenii Dadonov gave Florida the lead back. Tom Wilson provided a fly-by deflection to tie it again, we got overtime, and Willy put the team on his back to get the game-winner.
CAPS WIN 5-4 IN OT!
Literally a 100% chance Connolly scores tonight, right?
— Sick, Unbelievable (@sickunbelievabl) November 7, 2019
Alex Ovechkin scores his second goal of the game and his 13th goal of the season to tie the game. It marks Ovechkin's fourth multi-goal game this season and his 136th career multi-goal game, the seventh most in NHL history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 8, 2019
Question for the second intermission: Is Dominic Toninato the most fun name you've heard for a hockey player in recent memory? Can you find any others that rival it? We're all ears.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) November 8, 2019
I like it because it makes me think of frangipane which makes me think of the Great British Baking Show.
— Timothy Jimothy Yoshie (@tjyoshie77) November 8, 2019
Thank you for the GBBO-hockey crossover content I never knew I needed. 😂
— Ann-Marie Ward (@martina09) November 8, 2019
Green with purple stripes, which is only a suit Joe B can pull off ok #JoeBSuitOfTheNight #CapsCats pic.twitter.com/Fd39bLyFr6
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 8, 2019
I’m not sure what to make of this game. Both teams had moments when they were desperate and wanted the win, and moments where they didn’t care in the slightest. The Caps get the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday, and they’ll need to bring it.
Full RMNB Coverage of Caps at Panthers
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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