“Hi Troy!” “Hi Alex!” (Photo: Patrick McDermott)
The Capitals haven’t played a whole lot of good teams so far. After a buncha seasons as a bad hockey team, the Minnesota Wild are finally looking pretty tough, and that was bad news for the Caps. The Caps were stymied for much of the Thursday night’s game, but they got enough peeks at Josh Harding’s net to make it interesting.
Here’s how it went.
Alex Ovechkin scored from the Ovi spot during a first-period power play, but Charlie Coyle tied it up with a power play tally of his own. Mikael Granlund chipped in Jason Pominville’s rebound in the second to give Minnesota the lead. In the third, Marcus Johansson tied the game with just three minutes and change left in regulation.
The Caps survived a late-game penalty kill thanks to some Holtby heroics. And seeing as overtime couldn’t reach a decision, it’s time for the…
- Puck rolled on Grabo: denied!
- Pominville snatched by Holtby.
- Ovi rings post.
- Koivu off the crossbar.
- Nicky Backstrom LIKE A SALMON IN THE BACK OF THE NET
- Holtby saves!
Caps beat Wild 3-2 in the shootout!