The Washington freaking Capitals done did it again. Honestly. This stupid team. They got the lead, they lost the lead, they got the lead, they lost the lead, then overtime, then double overtime, then – in a twist – they won!
After a scoreless first period, Tom Wilson opened the game up with a nice tap on a nicer shot by Matt Niskanen on an still even nicer pass by Alex Ovechkin. Pierre-Luc Dubois notched a rush goal assisted by Artemi Panarin, but then the Capitals converted a big five-on-three with a one-time slapshot by John Carlson.
Artemi Panarin tied it up in the third period with a great two-on-one drive against Carlson, but made possible by Dmitry Orlov. That tie last through regulation, pushing us to our third consecutive overtime.
In double overtime, Lars Eller crashed the net to end it!
Caps beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in double overtime! Blue Jackets lead the series 2-1.
The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets need two overtimes to decide Game Three.
Since everyone’s blood pressure is currently through the roof, let me indulge you with two very stupid GIFs.
When was the last time you saw the Washington Capitals convert a two-man advantage?
No, seriously, when was it? We don’t know how to look that up. Please tell us.
Well, anyway, John Carlson just scored on a five-on-three, and it was very pretty, and it was good for the hockey game?
Arizona Coyotes forward Richard Panik has found himself in some trouble. The Slovak native was arrested for trespassing on April 8 in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.
Game Three begins tonight for the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Currently, the Capitals are down 0-2, but they have come back from a similar situation before. In fact, they did it during their last postseason against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That series didn’t end as we had hoped… but maybe this one will have a happier ending.
A few changes to the Capitals lineup could possibly give the team a bit more life because at this point anything might help! The most notable changes include Andre Burakovsky being out due to an upper-body injury and Braden Holtby taking back his rightful place as the starting goaltender.
Puck drop tonight is a tad after 7:30 PM and will be shown on NBCSN. Stay tuned for another Peter Hassett recap.
Tom Wilson was one of the Capitals biggest surprises of the 2017-18 regular season, registering a career high in goals (14), assists (21), and points (35). During the second half of the season, Wilson cemented a spot on the Caps top line with Alex Ovechkin after posting a 51 shot-attempts percentage (third highest among Caps forwards).
But Wilson also set a career high in penalty minutes (187 PIMs). Taking a team-high 41 minor penalties, Wilson also drew a team-high 52 minors on opposing players.
Wilson’s penchant for high-event hockey makes him a game changer, but sometimes not for the good. For instance, during Games One and Two against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Wilson took two crucial and unnecessary penalties that led directly to Columbus comebacks.
The Washington Capitals are down 2-0 in their first round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Emotions are running high and lots of Capitals fans are taking their frustrations out on Twitter. The words “deep sadness” and “depression” have definitely been tossed around more than usual.
Luckily nobody on the other side is overreacting. Oh wait. No. I’m wrong.
Blue Jackets fans changed the Wikipedia listing for Capital One Arena.
After watching his team fall in a 2-0 series hole against the Blue Jackets, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is making changes, albeit subtle, to his lineup.
As expected, Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer will return to his backup position after opening the 2018 postseason as Washington’s starter. Grubauer posted a 4.57 goals against average and a .837 save percentage during Games One and Two of the Capitals’ first-round series against the Blue Jackets.
Head coach Barry Trotz will instead turn to Braden Holtby for Game Three.
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