Just a city boy / born and raised in North Detroit (Photo: Dave Reginek)
With the Metro division lead nearly within reach, the Washington Capitals headed to Delta City for their first date against the newly Eastern Conferencified Red Wings.
Brooks Laich opened up scoring– both for the game and the Caps’ beleaguered second line– with a solo expedition into Wings territory capped off with a nifty backhand goal. On the power play later in the first, Johan Franzen tied it up with a no-angler to Holtby’s short side. Tomas Tatar served up Franzen for another before the first period was up.
Danny Dekeyser caught a no-look, skip-a-man pass and scored a power play goal at the tail end of the second period to make it 3-1.
Early in the third, Alex Ovechkin chipped it in to put the Caps in striking distance. Michael Latta tied it in the final 10 minutes of regulation, backhand-swatting his first career NHL goal. That tied the game at the end of 60 minutes, so — yet again– into overtime we went. Where nothing happened. So…
Zomg shootout bullets!
Caps beat Wings 4-3 in the shootout!
Laich-Mojo-Brouwer won't score tonight. #thebank
— Peter Hassett (@peterhassett) November 15, 2013
Huge win and two points desperately needed considering the upcoming schedule.
But the Caps have required a bunch of overtimes to decide games lately. What does that mean? I suppose it means they’re a team that wins or loses by one goal a bunch. That’s not super good: a one-goal win record is not so reliable (what’s up, Baltimore Orioles).
But hey, the Caps got a point. And then another one. And it’s Friday. And my bullpuppy is home and healthy, so on balance everything is good.
tomorrow Sunday night. Be here. (update: woohoo I get the day off tomorrow!)
I leave you now with some photos of Detroit. Old Detroit has a cancer, and that cancer is
crumbling infrastructure and the deliberate undermining of the social safety net crime.
I’d buy that for a dollar.
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