The Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks gave us a hotly contested goalie duel on Saturday afternoon, which is a polite way of saying I wanted more goals and wild stuff to happen.
Jakub Vrana gave us an early, lonely goal, but Elias Pettersson answered on the power play to tie it up in the first period. The remainder of rego gave us no more goals as Markstrom and Holtby put on a clinic. The Caps got beaten down during overtime but got a few chances of their own before the buzzer. Those chances amounted to nothing, so here we go:
Caps lose in the shootout.
— Thomas Drance (@ThomasDrance) November 23, 2019
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 23, 2019
Today is Hockey Fights Cancer day in the NHL. For lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of people, the event hits close to home. If you, like me, are one of those people, supporting private charities and raising awareness are noble acts. More investment — massive, concerted, public investment — is needed to detect cancers early, to make treatment available, and to find the cures that the world needs. Maybe that is something to think about next time you’re in a booth of any kind with a list of names in front of you.
Headline photo: Katie
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