The Washington Capitals fell to the New York Rangers in a punishingly boring hockey game that I will now describe in the general direction of you.
Ryan Strome tipped a shot from Adam Fox to score in the first period. Anthony Bitetto danced around the Hagelin-Dowd-Hathaway line to score in the second period, but Carl Hagelin scored on accident later that same period.
Hagelin’s goal did not shift momentum. Strome capped off a two-on-one sequence to put the Caps back in their two-goal hole. Alex Ovechkin scored a ferocious goal off a faceoff to make it close down the stretch, but the Caps couldn’t catch up. Pavel Buchnevich got the empty-netter.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) February 5, 2021
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 4, 2021
Late in tonight’s game learned that the Colorado Avalanche will shut down for at least a week, joining the billion other teams having COVID-related setbacks. Earlier today I wrote about how the league’s safety protocols are failing and its messaging is just plain hypocritical. I’m not proven wrong just yet. I sure hope Ralph Krueger gets well soon.
Anyway, that game was a dud. See you Sunday for the Flyers.
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