Because Hockey Night In Canada loves us, they recorded the Capitals pre-game routine in the hallway just outside the locker room. It is ridiculous and therefore I must show you.
During a Hockey Night in Canada feature in the third period of Saturday’s game, Braden Holtby and his confidence level was compared and contrasted to Jonathan Bernier’s. The Leafs netminder, winless in 9 games (0-8-1), had a bad bobble during Tom Wilson’s second period goal. Meanwhile, zen-as-f-ck Braden Holtby was signing along to Cage The Elephant’s Mess Around during a commercial break like he didn’t have a care in the world.
As Chris wrote earlier today, Alex Ovechkin appears to be getting back on track on the power play with power-play goals in two straight games. Saturday, the Russian machine conjured some black magic to get a power-play assist.
You have to see this.
Tom Wilson just scored an unlikely, beautiful goal in front of family and friends at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. It ends a personal goalless streak of 37 games. It was Wilson’s first goal since March 3 2015 of last season.
Photo: Geoff Burke
Washington Capitals top-line forward TJ Oshie scored his first goal in over two weeks (November 12 vs Flyers) and his first power-play goal since October 17 against Carolina. The tally came on a power play during the third period of the Caps-Lightning game.
It was a perfect snipe.
The Washington Capitals have been playing just like they want against the Tampa Bay Lightning with the singular exception of the score. Despite outshooting the Bolts, the Caps had just a one-goal lead in the closing minutes of the second period. Then, as Braydon Coburn’s delay-of-game penalty was about to expire, Evgeny Kuznetsov slapped a pass right onto Jason Chimera’s stick. Scary good.
The Caps had a lot of zone time, incidentally provided by Kuznetsov’s solid carry-in to the zone, but couldn’t beat Tampa goaltender Vasilevskiy. Alex Ovechkin had left the ice as time was about to expire, which is when Kuznetsov did his thing.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means you’re ready to unload your cash quicker than at one of those rigged carnival games. Just one more try, honey. I’m going to get that ring around that damn milk bottle. I got this.
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In the second period of Wednesday night’s game between the Capitals and the Winnipeg Jets, Jets enforcer Anthony Peluso checked Caps forward Tom Wilson hard into the boards. In the resulting scrum, words were exchanged. Face washes were had. Then Peluso wanted to fight.
I know this because after getting turned down, Peluso put his gloves at his hips and started flapping his figurative wings like a chicken towards Willy Baby.
Take a look.
Dmitry Orlov is on 🔥. He’s got three goals in his last three games. His latest tally was thanks to a fantastic array of tiny plays by Evgeny Kuznetsov.