A new day, but yet another Metropolitan Division matchup for the Washington Capitals. A rare afternoon start against their friends from the Island and the last Caps hockey before the big all star break. What a game!
Alex Ovechkin stayed hot to open scoring on a breakaway. Brock Nelson was offside to tie the game at one and Casey Cizikas banked one off of Radko Gudas’ skate to give the Isles a lead. Jordan Eberle banked one off Braden Holtby to extend said lead. Devon Toews with one more.
Carl Hagelin opened the third jamming one home in front and that guy Ovechkin again drew the Caps even closer. Tom Wilson deflected home a Dmitry Orlov blast to tie. Jakub Vrana with the game winner. Ovi hat trick empty netter.
Caps beat Islanders 6-4!
Capitals is PP 3-for-27 (11.1%) with three SHG against over past seven games, including 0-for-4 today.
It's been struggling for longer than that (10-for-71/14.1% and 5 SHG since Dec. 3), but has taken another downturn over past two weeks.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 18, 2020
“Grandma texted me and said 'don't do that again…’”
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) January 18, 2020
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 18, 2020
Saying adios to Caps game recaps for a whole week and then some. Enjoy the all star break!
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