Coming off a loss on Monday night to the Islanders, the Caps hosted the Avs on Tuesday night. The Avs smoked the Caps last month so the dudes in red were looking for revenge.
Jakub Vrana got the party going early with a great snipe off a beautiful pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The Caps killed off a penalty to start the second. But just a few minutes later Colin Wilson found himself alone in front and he tied the game at 1. If you managed to stay awake through the bulk of the second, you saw a John Carlson blast give the Caps a 2-1 lead late in the period.
About six minutes into the third, Brett Connolly ripped a shot from the Ovi spot to put the Caps up 3-1. The teams played at four-on-four late in the third and the Caps took advantage. Kuznetsov made yet another beautiful pass, this time setting up Matt Niskanen, who put the Caps up 4-1. Tyson Jost added a late goal to pull the Avs within two. And then DSP added an empty net goal for the home team.
Caps win 5-2.