The Washington Capitals visited the Land of 10,000 Lakes and took down the Wild in a very spirited affair, 4-3.
The Wild out-shot the Caps 40 to 30 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 51 to 45.
As you know, Evgeny Kuznetsov is a rare bird and Sunday in the Capitals’ 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild, the Russian center got in a tit for tat with goaltender Alex Stalock.
The clip is being wildly shared over social media for how ridiculous it is.
The recently uneven Washington Capitals traveled to Minnesota to take on a Wild team that has benefited from a new coach bounce with a 5-2 record under new head boss Dean Evason. Could the Caps tame the Wild and get back on track?
Ryan Donato was sprung on a breakaway and banked the puck in off Braden Holtby to open scoring. Then the Caps would pounce big time. Alex Ovechkin, Richard Panik, and Ovi again would all strike within a 3:38 span in the first. Kevin Fiala responded quickly with a power play one time bomb.
Tom Wilson kicked off the third period by finishing a perfect Ovechkin feed. Zach Parise jammed one home on the power play.
Caps beat Wild 4-3!
Brenden Dillon got in his first career fight as a member of the Washington Capitals after Ilya Kovalchuk was incensed by a wicked slash by Ryan Hartman.
The new guy is sticking up for the new guy. I love it.
Alex Ovechkin knows he’s got to make up some ground to catch up to David Pastrnak for the league lead in goals. Luckily, the NHL schedule-makers brought him to Minnesota on Sunday night.
Ovechkin has two goals in the first period alone.
The Washington Capitals haven’t been too great lately, but neither have the Minnesota Wild. Last month they traded away their best player and fired their coach. They’re currently outside the playoff bubble, but the western conference is so crowded they’re necessarily out of the race yet.
The Washington Capitals can help settle that matter on Sunday night ay 8 PM. Chris has recap duty, so treat him nicely.
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