SCOAR! Brooks Laich celebrates his game-winner. (Photo credit Rob Carr)
As we venture into the Dale Hunter era, each game reveals new layers of the Washington Capitals’ game. In Saturday night’s meeting with the Ottawa Senators, we got all of that. And as a special bonus, we got a W, the first for Coach Hunter’s NHL career.
Before the game was two minutes old, Nick Backstrom did everything right to score, a feat made easier by Alex Ovechkin drawing two Senators away. Early in the second, Erik Karlsson sent the puck through traffic and tied it up. In the third, Ovi sent a picture-perfect pass through the seam to Troy Brouwer, who converted the short-side. Milan Michalek tied it up late while Neuvirth was sprawled out. Then Brooks Laich slayed the Sens in overtime. Caps beat Sens 3-2 (OT).
Holy heck, the Washington Capitals won a hockey game! Congratulations to Dale Hunter on winning his first game as a Cap since March 20, 1999. To celebrate the win, here’s a song by Mastodon off their latest album, aptly titled The Hunter.
I’ll rearrange your face for you. . . / I wanna break some [bleeping] glass / I wanna squeeze you ’til you’re inside out / I want it all
Cool lyrics. Would’ve been a bit more appropriate if Erskine and Konopka got into it. Oh well.
Have a great Saturday night everyone!
Joe B suit of the night, super-sized.
Photo credit: Rob Carr
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