Photo credit: Gregg Forwerck
The Washington Capitals got rocked by Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Thursday looked like more of the same until Alex Ovechkin threw the team over his husky Russian shoulders and carried them kicking and screaming into the W.
This one could have gone very different. It’s good to know your Capitals can still surprise you.
Caps beat Canes 3-2.
This game was as bad as it gets through 20 minutes. The second period showed some improvement, but it’s not in my nature to get interpret a Joey Crabb goal as a turning of the tide. No, it was Alex Ovechkin who gave this game some spirit in the third period with that power play goal. It was Alex Ovechkin who won this game by putting the puck behind Dan Ellis with just over two minutes left.
Leadership from your captain. In a week of harsh scrutiny, could you ask for anything more?
I don’t think the Caps have life in the postseason, but they played with heart and sometimes that’s enough. That’s enough tonight.
WHAT THE WHAT WHATY THE OWQUUOUQWF GOALLLL OVIIII OR FEHHHRRR WHO CARES GOAL
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 15, 2013
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