The Washington Capitals have extended their winning streak to seven games now, beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.
The Jets out-shot the Caps 34 to 18.
Sunday night, we had a battle between two division leaders for ya before you need to head to work in the morning. Did the Caps make the beginning of this work week more tolerable or did the Jets turn your Sunday scary?
Nicklas Backstrom got us started with a snipe from the slot to give the Caps a 1-0 lead. That lead was short lived as former Caps center, Mathieu Perreault struck soon after to give us a 1-1 tie. Carl Hagelin scored right out of the box to restore the lead in the second.
Lars Eller sealed it with an empty netter.
Caps beat Jets 3-1!
The Washington Capitals will play their 69th game of the season tonight. There were 68 games before this one, so this one is number 69. That’s one less than 70. It’s 69. The other team is the Jets. 69.
The 69th game begins at 7 PM. Streamed the niceness using the My Teams app, and delight in the recapitulatory wonders of Chris Cerullo here on RMNB. 69.
Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals were looking to take both games of their western back-to-back, but in a twist they’d have to do it without Braden Holtby. Without their star netminder and with a couple other health issues, the beat up Caps fell 3-1.
The Caps out-shot the Jets 28 to 24, but were out-attempted at five-on-five 46 to 36.
The illness- and injury-struck Washington Capitals came close to securing an unlikely road win on a back-to-back, but a late-game push by the Winnipeg Jets dashed those hopes.
Jakub Vrana scored a smart rush goal in the first period, bringing him to five on the season. Alex Ovechkin got whistled for a joke of a toepick in the second period, and Mark Scheifele responded immediately with a power-play goal for the Jets. Late in the third, Ben Chiarot’s wristshot beat Copley stick-side to give the Jets the game-winner. Kyle Connor got the empty-netter. Womp womp.
Caps lose 3-1.
The road trip continues for the Capitals with a stop in Winnipeg to play the Jets! This means that the top-two goal scorers since the beginning of the 2016-17 season will be meeting again. That would be Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine. The Capitals might look a tad tired tonight since they played a pretty great game 24 hours ago. I will also be tired tonight after tweeting during a Capitals game only 24 hours ago.
The puck will be dropping again at 8:00 PM on NBC Sports Washington. You can stream the game with NBCS Washington on any of your devices beginning with the pregame at 7:00 PM. Another recap from Peter? You betcha.
“Dark, cold, Internet is a little questionable.”That’s how Sharks defenseman Justin Braun describes the desolate, park-less wasteland of Winnipeg, a hellscape that naive minds might think could only exist in grim-dark fiction like A Song of Ice and Fire or Downton Abbey but is actually a real place located in a remote region the locals call Man-i-toba.
Long ago, a sweet Quebecois boy named Matty left his homes in pre-Trump DC and Disneyfied Anaheim to seek his fortune in Winnipeg.
The Vegas Golden Knights and the Winnipeg Jets are not the most similar of teams: one a brash, upstart expansion team from the desert, the other finally starting to find its way after moving from Atlanta seven years ago.
However, heading into the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, they had one important thing in common — neither franchise had won a playoff game. In fact, the teams were the only two without an NHL postseason victory.
That changed for both teams Wednesday night.
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine came into tonight’s game against the Kings tied with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals. Not only did Laine finish the night in second place in the Maurice “Rocket” Richard race, but the Finn also came out worse for wear physically.
Laine left the contest in the second period after blocking a shot with his right ankle. He would not return to the game.
On Monday, Alex Ovechkin hit another career milestone when he scored his 600th goal against the Winnipeg Jets. Connor Hellebuyck was the goaltender victimized between the pipes for the historic tally.
While that may not be newsworthy in itself, Hellebuyck’s bad luck is anything but ordinary.
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