Photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Coming into Game Five, Troy Brouwer — one of three players on the team to have a championship ring (Knuble, Aucoin) — had five career playoff goals in his career, including one in the Stanley Cup Finals.

He picked a great time for number six.

After the Capitals first power play unit struggled mightily to do anything productive in their shift on a late third period power play, off the bench jumped John Carlson, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Brooks Laich, and Brouwer. Unlike their cohorts, they kept it simple.

After Carlson retrieved a puck from behind the Caps net, he cooly meandered out of his defensive zone and hit a streaking Brouwer racing down the right wing. The quick breakout caught the Bruins by surprise and out of position. Brouwer went with his instincts. The 26-year-old skated to the far circle and unleashed a wrist shot high and hard past Tim Thomas. Clutch!

The Capitals can prove the pundits wrong and end their first round series at home tomorrow.

What. A. Win.

Photo credit: Bruce Bennett

  • Riley

    Oh man, how could you forget that your boy KANOOOOOOBLE also has a ring?

    Seriously though, I love the blog. Keep up the great work. Crash. The. Net.

  • lol @ the “WTF” kid looking around  behind the glass.

  • Colin

    Apparently they are holding Menudo tryouts at the Garden after the game. Dude with the headband and earring is saying “can we on now”?

    Great recap tonight! Let’s end this thing tomorrow!

  • Ivan

    Allegedly, Coiner has a ring from the ‘Canes too.

  • Ryan

    So who else noticed the douche flipping the bird to the camera in the first photo?

  • capsfansince93

    Great writeup! Much better than the one on NHL, which reads in one line sentences..

  • Megan

    I was thinking that same thing…Knubes actually has 2 of them.

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  • Robo

    hahaha worlds douchiest fan!

  • Dustin Sier

    It feels foreign to say this, but I can’t help but think this Caps team has much more desire. They’ve been doing things we haven’t done for years in the playoffs.

  • Breed16

    Love the post-goal screams from Brouwer and Wideman. One goes “WHAAAAAAAAAATTT!!!!” and the other goes “WHAAAAAAOOOOOOO”


  • Goosegoose35

     I have to agree, the Bruins look like they do not want it, Maybe the caps coming in as a 7 seed helps because less expectations? I still say it goes 7. I sure hope so for my bruins sake. But cant take anything away from the Caps skill either, they want it more, their goalie is playing amazing and the Bruins cannot match the want. I still cannot believe its been all one goal games.