Two sweet, sweet regulation points.
By winning this game, the Caps pulled within two points of division-leading Florida, and shockingly we were even able to keep them from getting a loser point! We gather this is basically their whole strategy this year, but the Caps are finally starting to crowd their space again. Watch your backs, Florida.
The Caps left Tomas Fleischmann completely open in front of the net to score the game’s first goal. Mike Knuble created some great crease havoc on the power play for Alex Ovechkin to bat it in. Alex Semin fired one of those comets over Theodore to make it a two-Sasha game. Caps win, 2-1.
The Caps cared tonight. It was a scary, often sloppy kind of game, but you’ve gotten used to that. The Caps don’t necessarily dominate every game they play anymore, but tonight they wanted it, bad, they got in the crease even when they got in trouble for it and they got nasty when necessary. Oh, and they had Mike Knuble.
Help is coming, Caps fans. We need reinforcements. We need to reload the artillery. We will not be idle at the deadline, trust in GMGM and you shall be rewarded. Tonight, though, they made it work, and these two points make a difference.
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