The Capitals have been undefeated, 3-0-0, ever since fans sacrified a rubber cow and goat at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. That doesn’t mean the games have been pretty. Or graceful.
For example, take a look at Thursday’s game against division rival Tampa. The Capitals gained a 4-1 lead, only to surrender two third period goals and barely escape with a win. There were missed poke checks, goals scored from a seated position, and lots of enthusiastic coaching. You know: Caps hockey.
Presenting… the best pics from Caps at Lightning!
Adam Oates close-talks Mathieu Perreault. Perry responds with a MattTrick of assists. (Photo credit: @JennRubenstein)
Calle Johansson makes TB20 laugh after the opening Brouwer Play goal. (Photo credit: @recordsANDradio)
The Erskine Smile, gloriously incomplete. (Photo credit: Scott Audette)
Ovi almost rips Eric Fehr head off while congratulating him on his second goal. (Photo credit: @recordsANDradio)
#Oatesface mode: scowling, thattaway-ing. (Photo credit: @recordsANDradio)
A supine goal-scoring clinic courtesy one Jay Beagle. (Photo credit: @recordsANDradio)
A look at Hendy’s broken nose during an intermission interview. Imagine having to sneeze.
A liiiittle too aggressive. Braden Hextall got a bit out of position on Nate Thompson’s breakaway.
If you photoshop some beers into their hands, it’s a Miller Lite ad. P.S. drink Flying Dog. (Photo credit: Scott Carlson)
John Carlson and Braden Holtby share post-game victory hug. The third in a week. (Photo credit: @recordsANDradio)