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What’s that thing called? That thing when you have the puck and then you shoot it at the other team’s net? It’s a word that’s like “trying to score” except it’s one word instead of three, and I think Canadians pronounce it wrong.
Whatever it was, it was missing in Montreal for most of Thursday night. The Capitals played a lot of defense, but less so of the other thing until they had surrendered the lead. Then Alex Ovechkin did his thing: spat in the dirt, said nyet, and made this a goddamn game.
Enjoy this one.
It was the Canadiens who scored first, with Jeff Petry beating Braden Holtby after a penalty expired early in the second period. Joel Ward struck back with a lovely rush goal on an odd-man rush, and then Alex Ovechkin broke Peter Bondra’s all-time scoring lead with an Ovi shot from the Ovi spot. The Canadiens instantly returned fire with goals by Tom Gilbert and Lars Eller– thanks to bad defense and badder bounces, respectively.
The Caps earned a power play in the third, and Alex Ovechkin converted it to tie the game with nine minutes remaining. John Carlson unleashed a bomb from another power-play, maybe tipped by Joel Ward, to give the Caps a late lead. With Curtis Glencross in the box for a silly penalty, PK Subban scored a gorgeous game-tying goal to force overtime
- Galchenyuk did not put the biscuit in the basket.
- Kuznetsov did not put the biscuit in the basket. Stupid post.
- Desharnais did not put the biscuit in the basket.
- Backstrom did not put the biscuit in the basket.
- Parenteau did not put the biscuit in the basket. Flashy glove save.
- Ovechkin did not put the biscuit in the basket. Hart showdown.
- Patches did not put the biscuit in the basket. Diving save by Braden.
- BROUWER PUTS THE BROUSCUIT IN THE BRAUSKET
Caps beat Habs 5-4 in le shootout.