The Washington Capitals played a darn fun game of hockey against the hosting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. This rivalry gets better every time.
After a scoreless first period, the Caps made progress int he second. First, Richard Panik got a funky goal up front, then Evgeny Kuznetsov got a lovely layup after John Carlson faked a shot during a power play.
Jordan Staal ended Samsonov’s shutout bid early in the third period. Lars Eller extended Washington’s lead with a rebound off Ovechkin’s slapshot. Jakub Vrana finished off a good drive to score for the first time in a while. Teuvo Teravainen and Ryan Dzingel responded with two power-play goals to make it 4-3. It was close, but the Caps held on.
Good guys on the board first! Panik credited for bouncing this one in pic.twitter.com/Ffq4bsRcrp
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 4, 2020
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 4, 2020
If every game in 2020 is as silly and entertaining and intense as this one, it’s gonna be a good year. If that and also if there’s no war.
See you Sunday for one of those matinee games you all love so much. The San Jose Wife Guys are coming to town.
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