One day after a brutal loss, the Washington Capitals regrouped to play a solid if unspectacular hour and change against the New Jersey Devils.
After a scoreless first period, John Carlson used some screens to beat Mackenzie Blackwood. Michael McLeod returned fire with a rush goal and a tasty rebound to beat Vitek Vanecek. The third period changed the score not at all, so we went to overtime.
Overtime was actually fun, capped off by a gorgeous finish by Dmitry Orlov.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 2, 2021
I guess I’m fine with this. It wasn’t a compelling game until overtime. Low on highlights. No one nicknamed Beans anywhere to be found. The coaches’ blood pressures were probably within a healthy range. This was competent hockey, just a bit snoozy. After the disaster on Long Island on Thursday, I suppose that’s fine.
The Caps will spend the weekend in Newark area, lucky them, as they’ve got another date with the Devils on Easter Sunday.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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