Photo: Norm Hall
The Washington Capitals had won four in a row going into Saturday night, including a stirring comeback against a strong Wild team on Thursday. Playing the Coyotes, however, the Caps wasted a stunning second period, ending their board-certified, USDA-approved Winning Streak with a shootout loss.
Shane Doan scored a lay up on a loose puck during a first period power play. Troy Brouwer caught a very stretchy stretch pass from Mike Green and roofed it to tie the game early in the second. On the very next power play, John Carlson released a one-timer from high in the slot to give the Caps the lead.
After a looooooong span of special teams in the second period, the game finally returned to five-on-five. Joel Ward promptly scored a no-angle goal to make it 3-1 and utterly demoralize the Coyotes.
The Yotes came back in the third as Lauri Korpikoski dove to get one though Neuvirth’s five hole, and Shane Doan tied the score on a power play in regulation’s final two minutes.
Shootout bullets! Again! Every game!
- Vermette beat Neuvy glove side.
- Grabo didn’t even get a shot off.
- Boedker had some speed and roofed it backhand.
- Alex Ovechkin missed wide. Balls.
Coyotes beat Caps 4-3 (shootout).