The Washington Capitals got back in a winning way on Monday night, downing the Carolina Hurricanes, who didn’t seem to be paying much attention to the hockey game they were in.
The goals came front loaded and off the stick of Alex Ovechkin. He scored both in the first period: one during even strength off a nice pass from Tom Wilson, and the second on the power play from his Ovi Spot. There were no more goals, and you know what that means:
Caps win! Ilya Samsonov’s first career shutout!
Caps go up to the PP again. Here, by the way, is how Washington's PP has been trending lately. pic.twitter.com/oykR9iDN23
— RMNB (@russianmachine) January 14, 2020
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 14, 2020
In his 17th game in the NHL, 22-year-old Ilya Samsonov has recorded his first career shutout. It’s hard to imagine a better start to a career. This wasn’t an extreme difficulty game for the young goalie, but he made a couple big saves when they were needed.
See ya Thursday. I wonder who will be in net.
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