Photo credit: Kathy Willens
The Capitals lost to the New York Rangers 4-3 on Monday, but let’s not let the sadness get the best of us. There were some good moments in the game, most notably Mike Green‘s exemplary play throughout. In 24:32 of ice time, Green had two shots, blocked two others, led his team in possession, and scored his second goal of the playoffs. And it was a beauty.
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In the second period, Green beat Henrik Lundqvist high glove side, which, for those of you who have suffered through these two teams playoff series over the last five years, is where the Caps have scored 98.972% of their goals against The King. Beautiful shots like this remind me of 2009, when Cool Mike was hitting the top shelf on the regular using his now discontinued Bauer Stealth stick.
This is the first time in a long time Green has been healthy in the playoffs, and he’s balling. Please, oh please, let it continue.
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