It’s April, which means the flower buds and playoff beards have just entered their awkward pretween phase. Also, playoff games–and the correlating unhealthy rise in our collective blood pressure–have officially gotten underway.
Thursday night, the Canes came to town and the hosting Capitals showed them a bad time by beating them 4-2. Nicklas Bäckström kicked things off with two hugs, Alex Ovechkin joined the party with a powerplay cuddle puddle, and Lars Eller capped things off with an empty-netter nuzzler.
For an analysis of the rest of the “hockey,” please proceed to Mr. Hasset’s always-edifying recap. For everything else, here’s misc!