Wednesday night, the Caps kept us all up late and beat the Avs by a score of 5-3. They have now won six in a row just when they needed to most. The game featured the second consecutive comeback push by the opposition, as well as a lucky charm goal by Jay Beagle and an absurd superstar effort by Nathan MacKinnon. With Pittsburgh getting blown out by the Chicago Blackhawks the Caps have re-established a solid cushion in the Metro division.
After playing a lackluster game just the night before and finding themselves on the road against arguably the worst team in the modern era, this game was the definition of a trap. But the Capitals found their legs and applied good pressure by the end of the second period, taking 23 shot attempts at five-on-five to just nine against in the middle frame. Final shot attempts were 50 to 49 in favor of the Avalanche.