The Washington Capitals were due for crummy game, and they certainly gave us one against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night, except Washington’s winning ways were irrepressible. A late-game rally saved a bummer of a night, but the win streak did not survive.
Clayton Keller started scoring for the Coyotes with a crash-the-net rebound goal. Christian Fischer added a second with a shot to Ilya Samsonov’s glove that crossed the goal line. Michael Grabner made it 3-0 with a giveaway from TJ Oshie.
Then Evgeny Kuznetsov started doing his thing. He cracked the shutout in the second period and then turned a negative-angle shot into a goal to make it a one-goal game in the third. TJ Oshie tied it with 76 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. OT gave us nothing, so here we go:
- Oshie did NOT put the biscuit in the basket!
- Schmaltz put the biscuit in the basket!
- Kuznetsov did NOT put the biscuit in the basket!
- Garland put the biscuit in the basket!
Caps lose 4-3 in the shootout.