Perfect picture is perfect. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Setting the scene: One of the world’s best scorers in a foreign country on a team that has consistently failed to meet sky-high expectations. After hitting rock bottom in puck possession under their disastrous former coach, they’ve got renewed hopes.
I honestly forget what team I was writing about there, but here’s my recap of Wednesday’s Caps-Leafs game.
The Caps struck first as Evgeny Kuznetsov carved the Toronto defense to set up Marcus Johansson.
The Leafs returned fire in the second period with a tip-in goal by Daniel Winnik. Eric Fehr got a shorthanded goal with the help of Jay Beagle to put the Caps back in the lead, then Brooks Laich scored off an offensive-zone faceoff to make it 3-1. Toronto responded with a rebound goal by Trevor Smith, but Marcus Johansson got his second of the night a couple minutes later.
In the third, Eric Fehr got his second of the night as well. I haven’t seen Bernier stunned like that since the time someone asked him who Nelson Mandela was. Alex Ovechkin got the empty-netter and that was that.
Caps beat Leafs 6-2! Bailamos!