The Washington Capitals blitzed the heck out of the Boston Bruins to the tune of an 8-1 victory. That felt very good.
We’re gonna ignore the shots and shot attempts for obvious reasons.
The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins did battle for the sixth time this season as the Caps start a long stretch against the better teams in the East Division to end this season.
TJ Oshie stayed hot on the power play, firing home the game’s first goal from his bumper spot. Lars Eller undressed a defenseman and sashayed his way to the front of the net to make it 2-0. Conor Sheary finished off a tic-tac-toe play to give the Caps a familiar three-goal advantage. That guy again, Sheary found the roof of the net to make it four.
Nic Dowd sniped high glove to add even more to the lead. Tom Wilson tapped home half a dozen. Craig Smith broke the shutout. TJ Oshie out of midair for the extra point. Lars Eller redirected his second of the game home.
We’re going dancing.
Caps beat Bruins 8-1!
Nic Dowd isn’t a natural goal-scorer. He’ll never lead his team in goals. But Sunday against the Boston Bruins, the fourth-line center scored a goal that would even make his senpai, Alex Ovechkin, proud.
After taking a drop pass from Carl Hagelin on an overlap, Dowd skated the puck to the left circle. Then he wound up, fired, and scored. Dowd beat Bruins goaltender Dan Vladar clean. The goal gave the Caps a 5-0 lead.
At first, Dowd seemed like a nonbeliever that it went in. He didn’t celebrate. He just stood there. And then it happened.
Brenden Dillon and Chris Wagner wasted no time taking their fists to each other’s face. Four seconds after the puck was dropped on the opening faceoff, the two players chucked their mitts onto the ice and engaged in a gentlemanly do-si-do.
Dillon won the fight, overpowering Wagner with a torrent of rights. The face-punching appeared to set the tone for the Capitals (if you ignore Evgeny Kuznetsov’s stick penalty 23 seconds after Dillon’s fight). The Capitals jumped out to a 3-0 lead after goals from TJ Oshie, Lars Eller, and Conor Sheary.
On Sunday night, the Washington Capitals will play their final game before the trade deadline. They’ve already parted with one rarely used but well loved piece. Will there be more?
The Caps host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 PM. Good Take Chris is on recap duty. He’s smart.
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