Alex Ovechkin did not score any goals in the Washington Capitals’ road loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Ovi’s team got an early lead and blew it to smithereens.
The Caps got off to a hot start, recording a power-play goal from TJ Oshie and a greasy one from Nic Dowd before the game was five minutes old. Filip Chytil stripped the puck from Dmitry Orlov and scored on a rush before the first period was up.
After a scoreless second period, Kaapo Kakko took a pretty pass from Panarin to knot the game 2-2 early in the third. Two minutes later, Adam Fox put the Rangers in the lead on the strength of a strong forecheck. Artemi Panarin locked it up with yet another breakaway with four minutes left. Somebody (Buchnevich) got an empty netter.
It’s a reverse bailamos, folks.
— Alison (@AlisonL) March 31, 2021
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 30, 2021
So, at long last, Washington’s insouciance with a lead finally cost them a game.
See you Thursday.
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