Khabibulin vs. unsatisfactory soup (Photo credit: Andy Devlin)
On their first long road trip of the season, the Washington Capitals encountered some trouble from the Edmonton Oilers. With a perfect record so far, there was a lot on the line in the Canadian wilderness.
Karl Alzner opened it up with a wicked wrister from beyond the circles. Then, on the second 4-on-3 of the first period, Taylor Hall snuck one in from the back door. Jordan Eberle took a powerplay rebound and turned it into a goal. That’s it. Oilers end the Capitals streak 2-1.
A mountain of sugar is too much for one man. It’s clear now why God portions it out in those tiny packets, and why he lives on a plantation in Hawaii.
Homer Simpson is right. Winning all of the games would be inhuman and an affront to the Natural Order of Things. Each individually wrapped win is a precious thing, so piling them together just lessens their value. Tonight’s sugar packet was either lost or stolen (you decide), but there will be another one on the table come Saturday night.
Saturday will be a late, late game with the Canucks. Plus it’s the night when everyone is throwing their Halloween parties. Plus it’s gonna snow. So maybe we’re gonna do things a little different. For now, let’s talk about how exactly this game got away from our boys.
Finally, Joe B’s suit of the night is so sad, it deserves to be full size:
Crash the net.
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