No, the Washington Capitals were not done being ridiculous after Lars Johansson’s postgame dance. Not even a little.
Kenichi Ohashi, the father of Hockey Operations Analyst Tim Ohashi, promised the team to do 100 pushups if they could beat the Dallas Stars.
Whelp, they totally did and the below video was their gift.
The Caps went undefeated during the Dads Trip. On Wednesday, Marcus Johansson’s father Lars treated the players to a celebratory postgame dance that included bumping hips with Head Coach Barry Trotz.
Friday in Dallas, TJ Oshie wanted to boogie.
It’s been a tumultuous and divisive week in America, but there is one thing we can all trust and agree on.
There were 1.5 million people at the Caps-Stars game.
Going into the third period, the Washington Capitals trailed the Dallas Stars 3-1. The Caps had not beaten the Stars in Dallas since 2008 and had not won there in regulation since 1995.
Then Alex Ovechkin would score on the power play. Later TJ Oshie would deflect a puck into the net. With the comeback complete, the Caps forced overtime.
And that’s when Jay Beagle became a hero.
It’s been like 400 years since the Caps last won in Dallas, but don’t tell that to the 2016-17 team. A relatively sloppy, chippy affair and a few unfortunate officiating calls led to a 3-1 deficit, but the boys battled back and eventually won the game in an extra frame.
Andre Burakovsky got the party started with his ninth of the season beating three Stars players to a loose puck and burying a wrister behind Atlanta Thrasher great Kari Lehtonen. Soon after, Adam Cracknell would tip home a Jordie Benn point drive that went to review before being deemed a goal. We ended twenty minutes tied at one.
Patrick Eaves slotted a rebound home past Philipp Grubauer to make the game 2-1 Dallas and then controversy struck. Jamie Benn’s tap-in goal was originally washed out for “goaltender interference” by the officiating crew, but after review they reversed the call and the period would end 3-1 Stars.
The Great Eight left his mark on this one, tallying his 22nd of the season on the power play to make it 3-2 and the game would be tied only moments later as TJ Oshie tipped in his 17th of the year, also on the man advantage.
Jay Beagle won it early in overtime. Point streak to 15 games.
Caps beat Stars 4-3!
You knew Alex Ovechkin would crack Kari Lehtonen eventually. Down two goals and on the power play, yeah, sure, that sounds just right.
And with an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot, the Great Eight has tied The Great One in powerplay goals.
Tom Wilson and Antoine Roussel each fought in the first period of Saturday’s game, but with different partners. Roussel face and Wilson’s fists were each bloodied, but neither left the game.
And that’s just not sufficient for Wilson. In the second period, he laid a huge hit on Roussel.
The Caps didn’t have offense for a few minutes, so they fell back on that old familiar habit: face-punching!
In a back-to-back smorgasbord of punched faces, Tom Wilson and Daniel Winnik bloodied their respective partners while looking no worse for the wear themselves.
As NHL.com correspondent for Dallas, Sean Shapiro’s job is to cover that city’s hockey team, but that’s not all he does. On Saturday night, Shapiro went above and beyond his regular duties to give this important news:
There are a couple dinosaurs at the game.
Don’t look now, but Swedish heartthrob and teen model Andre Burakovsky has nine goals on the season. The Burracuda started the scoring (again) tonight against the Dallas Stars!
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