The Washington Capitals walloped the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but the only thing folks are gonna talk about tomorrow is how a Caps player spat on a Ducks players. Still, let’s go through the motions with the hockey part of the hockey game before we can talk about the sideshow.
Richard Panik finally got his first goal as a Cap after a blazing fast start by the home team. Alex Ovechkin added a power-play marker in the second period, and then the universe exploded as Chandler Stephenson scored and fights broke out. The Caps killed a long penalty in the third period, then Jakub Vrana exploited a turnover to make it 4-0.
The Ducks cracked Holtby’s shutout during a supersized power play in the third and Deslauriers added another with a couple minutes left, but they ran out of runway. Tom Wilson got an empty-netter.
Caps win 5-2!
I think it's extremely unlikely the suspension stands. Match penalties are for injury. The list of infractions that can result in a match penalty is a total different level than spitting. pic.twitter.com/wjPTokMKrW
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) November 19, 2019
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 19, 2019
Friends, don’t spit on people you don’t like. It’s unsanitary and widely seen as rude. Instead, just say “bless your heart” or something like that and then go to your apartment and stew over it all weekend and then develop an anxiety disorder. That’s my advice to you.
Anyway, fun game. Weird game. Wish Holtby got the shutout. Hathaway won’t get suspended. Take it to the bank.
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