The Caps had two stinkers against the Isles and Flyers and hoped to rebound against the high-flying Colorado Avalanche. How’d they do? Let’s talk about it.
Andre Burakovsky now has a career-high in goals thanks to his opening period tally. Mikko Rantanen scored an absolute dart after a TJ Oshie o-zone penalty. Nicklas Backstrom smacked home a beautiful back-door feed to cut the lead in half. The Caps had roughly a gajillion power plays and then FINALLY Tom Wilson tipped one home in front. Then TJ Oshie deflected a beautiful Nick Jensen shot to give the Caps the lead with two minutes remaining. They did not relinquish it.
CAPS WIN 3-2!