A night after an embarrassing defeat to the Anaheim Ducks, the Washington Capitals bounced back and hung on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.
The Kings out-shot the Caps 28 to 21.
Monday night, the Washington Capitals defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Staples Center. There were some fireworks.
Caps enforcer Tom Wilson had several angry run-ins with opposing players in the third period.
His most assertive confrontation… came with a mascot.
The Washington Capitals were in Los Angeles at Staples Center tonight to match up with the Kings in what needed to be a bounce back performance for a Caps team that got steamrolled a night before in Anaheim. Were they able to come up with the much needed two points?
Alex Ovechkin got things started in the right direction, firing home from his office on the power play and Brett Connolly drifted through the slot with a tip-in to give the Caps a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes. Ovi did that thing again on the power play to extend the lead further.
Alex Iafallo got one back for the Kings. Ilya Kovalchuk added another.
Caps beat Kings 3-2!
Several celebrities were in the house for the Capitals-Kings game, Monday.
Movie star Jessica Alba, former SNL cast member Bill Hader, and Jack Barakat from the Maryland-founded rock band All Time Low were all spotted at Staples Center.
Last season, Will Ferrell attended the Caps-Kings game in March 2018.
A day after getting rocked by the Anaheim Ducks 5-2, the Washington Capitals got off to a great start against the Los Angeles Kings, scoring twice in twenty seconds in the first period.
Alex Ovechkin got the ball rolling, scoring with an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot on the powerplay.
He would later score again from the same spot in the second period to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Washington Capitals get an opportunity for a quick bounce back from their ugly defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks, as they find themselves Monday night dancing with the Los Angeles Kings.
It’s a late, late one as puck drop is at 10:30 eastern. You can stream all of NBC Sports Washington’s coverage of this thing from your bed with the My Teams app. I have your late night recap because I am a degenerate.
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