Saturday Monday night the Washington Capitals, wearing their thirds, just straight-up got boomed by the Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders.
Anthony Beauvillier scored back-to-back goals in the first period — one a perfect tic-tac-toe rush goal, the other a desperate scramble in front of Ilya Samsonov. John Carlson fought back with a slapshot through traffic (that nearly hit Alex Ovechkin), but that rascal Devon Teows got a goal during four-on-four play to give the Isles a solid lead through one period.
The second period was bad also. Leo Komarov scored five-hole, then Jordan Eberle went the distance to chase Samsonov from the net. To save face, Lars Eller went buckwild in the crease and the power play scored on an Oshie Shot from the Ovi Spot.
The Caps looked a bit better in the third period, but a comeback was beyond reach.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 11, 2020
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 11, 2020
I don’t want to talk about this game anymore. He’s something even more bummer-y: the Pittsburgh Penguins traded with Minnesota to acquire Jason Zucker. Zucker is a very special player. He does everything. He’s got a profoundly positive impact on possession and quality. And now he makes the Metropolitan Division a much tougher place to be.
It’s not a good time for the Caps to be not good. Let’s hope this whatever-this-is passes soon.
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