Brian MacLellan has said the Caps intend to upgrade their third line this offseason. This is part of our series looking at free agents who the Caps could potentially target.
Teddy Purcell is a utility player with strong possession numbers. Sounds good, right? He’s not much of a goal scorer, but he’s got a knack for play-making–and just take a look at the assists he’s racked up over the past few seasons. For the right price, Purcell could be a real asset to the Caps.
Thursday night against the Hurricanes, the Washington Capitals continued their march up the Eastern Conference standings with some Ovi scoring and Brouwer yelling (what else is new) as they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes. Tonight, they looked to extend their six-game winning streak against another flailing Southeast Division team from more humid parts, the Tampa Bay Lightning. They did. It was fun ’cause the Caps scored a lot of goals, until Tampa did that too.
It started with a Brouwitzer, then a Hillen blast (just kidding), and then some Russian dude with a missing tooth. In the second it was JASON FREAKING CHIMERA, Panik for Tampa, Panik puns for people on Twitter, and a Fehr tap in. The third, as usual, was where the Caps screwed things up, with two St. Louis goals, another for Panik, and one for Purcell. However…
OVERTIME = GAME OVER GREEN.
In the end, there were wings for the people in the stands and two points for the people on the ice. Caps edge Bolts 6-5 (OT).