Photo: Norm Hall
The Washington Capitals had won four in a row going into Saturday night, including a stirring comeback against a strong Wild team on Thursday. Playing the Coyotes, however, the Caps wasted a stunning second period, ending their board-certified, USDA-approved Winning Streak with a shootout loss.
Shane Doan scored a lay up on a loose puck during a first period power play. Troy Brouwer caught a very stretchy stretch pass from Mike Green and roofed it to tie the game early in the second. On the very next power play, John Carlson released a one-timer from high in the slot to give the Caps the lead.
After a looooooong span of special teams in the second period, the game finally returned to five-on-five. Joel Ward promptly scored a no-angle goal to make it 3-1 and utterly demoralize the Coyotes.
The Yotes came back in the third as Lauri Korpikoski dove to get one though Neuvirth’s five hole, and Shane Doan tied the score on a power play in regulation’s final two minutes.
Shootout bullets! Again! Every game!
Coyotes beat Caps 4-3 (shootout).
Long live the points-streak, which is the saddest thing in pro sports. The Caps should have taken two kingly points out of this one, but instead they take one sad little pity point. Bummer way to end a Saturday.
At least, Sunday should be interesting. The Capitals will play Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night. See you there, right?
The 2013-14 Washington Capitals are this years version of the 2011-12 Florida Panthers
— Pat Greissing (@pgreissing) November 10, 2013
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