After a trillion days off, the Washington Capitals played their first game since the late eighties, beating the New Jersey Devils in a stifled but successful outing.
Someone named Nick Merkley scored the first goal of the game after Vitek Vanecek served up a massive giveaway. No worries though, as Dmitry Orlov 🇷🇺 pinged a goal off the far post two minutes later. Miles Wood restored the Devils lead with a zero-angle goal, but Alex Ovechkin 🇷🇺 put them back in a tie less than a minute later. Evgeny Kuznetsov’s 🇷🇺 fourth of the season gave the Caps a bit later.
After a somewhat soft call on Nick Jensen in the third period, Jesper Bratt tied the game on a Devils power play. Once last time, the Capitals responded promptly, with Kuznetsov recording the game winner and his second goal of the night with a tip-in up front.
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) March 26, 2021
I guess I’d be more upset about that incredibly weak call if the #Caps hadn’t gotten away with two crystal clear high-sticking penalties so far tonight.
— William Stilwell (@LoudGoat) March 26, 2021
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 25, 2021
RIP Jessica Walter, one of the funniest humans ever. I’d include an Archer clip here but NONE of them were family friendly. Embed your fave in comments.
After taking so many days off, there’s no rest for the winners. The Caps will host the Devils again on Friday night. See you back here real soon.
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