A team calling themselves the Washington Capitals, but who lacked most familiar Caps players and who were obviously wearing the wrong uniform, played against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
The Caps took an early lead based on — and get this — a power-play goal from John Carlson. That lead vanished four minutes later as Noah Dobson got a shot through traffic to beat Vitek Vanecek, whose name I just spelled right.
The second period went as all second periods go for Washington: poorly. Zdeno Chara fed the puck to Mat Barzal, whom you might recall is on a different team, to give the Isles the lead. Daniel Sprong scored his first goal as a Cap to knot the score 2-2 after two periods.
And then, in the final minute of regulation, Justin Schultz took a great pass from Garnet Hathaway to score the game-winning goal.
Caps win! In regulation!
— Peter (good tweets only) (@peterhassett) January 27, 2021
Just a stunning game. This was absolutely a hellgame. This was the disaster game. The Caps had one of their four centers from opening night.
Buncha Hershey Bears just beat the New York Islanders!
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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