Milan Lucic has a history of running goaltenders. Tonight he tried to do it to Braden Holtby. Instead he got butt-checked.
Alright, listen. There was a game and the Caps won, but all I really care about is that Nate Schmidt scored. I’m not gonna play it cool and dedicate just a single, solemn bullet to Nate’s goal because you will all know I’m being disingenuous.
So here, up front, is John Walton calling Nate Schmidt’s goal.
And up top is a photo of him being happy because that’s what he does. That’s what relentlessly positive Nate Schmidt does.
And here’s what I looked like after the goal.
Anyway, the Caps beat the Bruins. John Carlson also scored. Holtby got a shutout. Let’s talk about it.
Caps beat Bruins 2-0.
Ever since Barry Trotz got hired, $10-million superstar Alex Ovechkin is blocking shots again– just like the good ol’ Dale Hunter days. In general, this is good. Blocking shots prevents the other team from scoring and stuff.
But when you see Ovechkin ambling to the locker room after blocking a shot with his belly, you’ll never want to see him block a shot again.
The ref’s all like “am I seeing this right???”
Here’s another reminder that Alex Ovechkin is good. He just scooped up the puck in the Caps defensive zone, skated through five Bruins defenders, and almost scored on Tuukka Rask— solo.
In a recent interview with Sportsnet, Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask talked about his love of tennis and if he googles himself or not. Sadly, there was nothing explaining why his head is so weird and oblong, but he did reveal who he thinks has the most difficult shot to stop in the NHL.
This might be the most important game of the season. The Bruins, on a hot streak, have surged from no-man’s land. The Capitals are injured and sick, they can’t score to save their lives right now, they’re basically out of the division race, and they’re barely holding onto a wild card spot.
This a four-point game, and it will factor large into who does what after April 11.
7:30 PM on NBC Sports. I’m going to puke.
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