Grabo the Returned: Leafs beat Caps 2-1 (SO)

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What happens when a stoppable force meets a movable object? That was my question before Saturday’s game between the low-shooting Leafs and please-shoot-moar-pucks-at-our-goalie Capitals.

Well. Now we know. The Capitals dominated possession at evens, and kept the Leafs to minimal offense. David Clarkson tipped in a long bomb on a second-period power play. The Caps couldn’t beat Reimer until Alex Ovechkin got a mean-ass one-timer in the third.

Overtime couldn’t settle it, so let’s do the shootout bullets!

  • Clarkson had speed but no accuracy
  • JVR snuck one past Holtby
  • Ovi got stopped trying the five-hole
  • Mason Raymond lost the puck like a noob
  • B-day boy Backstrom got denied
  • Joffrey Lupul repaid his debts
  • Troy Brouwer missed, d’oh

Leafs beat Caps 2-1 (Shootout).

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