Photo: Andy Devlin
It’s too early in the season for late-night hockey, but okay, Thursday’s productivity be damned, let’s do this.
The Washington Capitals went into Edmonton with hopes of starting a perfect road trip, but a couple mistakes marred an otherwise solid game.
Justin Schultz scored about seven minutes in, directing Teddy Purcell’s clever shot behind Braden Holtby. The Caps tied it up with John Carlson’s power-play one-timer.
Mike Green scored a gorgeous one early in the second period, but a whiff by Ovechkin set Ryan Nugent-Hopkins loose to tie it up just twenty second later. With Jason Chimera in the box, Nikita Nikitin got one past a screened Braden Holtby to give the Oilers the lead.
The Caps fired furiously in the third, but couldn’t beat Ben Scrivens.
Oilers beat Caps 3-2. That’s the Caps’ first regulation loss.