The Washington Capitals traveled to the great white north to challenge the Western Conference’s Winnipeg Jets to a game of hit puck with stick. Matty P and the Jets would show the league how to turn a sure loss into a shocking win as they downed the Caps 4-3 in overtime.
The Jets out-shot the Caps 44 to 27 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 56 to 40.
With 12:59 left in the third period, the Washington Capitals owned a 3-1 lead over the Winnipeg Jets and looked poised to win their 33rd game of the season. Three unanswered goals by the Jets later, the Capitals skated off the ice losers in overtime for the second straight game.
In the locker room afterwards, an exasperated Braden Holtby spoke to the press, trying to make sense of it all.
The Washington Capitals lost to the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night. They may have also lost their fourth-line center, Jay Beagle, for a period of time as well.
Beagle was injured with under two minutes left in third period while protecting a Caps lead.
The Capitals are in balmy Winnipeg to kick off a week-long road trip, and they look only marginally better than last we saw them. The Caps had a steady effort and enough creative offense to earn a lead over Matty P and Hendy, but an offensive collapse in the final ten minutes cost the Caps a regulation win.
Mark Scheifele kicked us off in the first with a rebound goal on a heavy shift in the Caps’ zone. Late that same period, the top line combined their powers to tie the game, with Nick Backstrom finishing off the sequence from the paint.
In the second period Andre Burakovsky’s rush goal gave Washington the lead, which John Carlson extended after a lovely passing sequence started by TJ Oshie. 🐢🐢🐢 Bryan Little made it a one-goal game with a fast drive with ten minutes let. The Jets owned the remainder of regulation until Mark Scheifele tied it with 15 seconds left.
In OT, Scheifele set up Tyler Myers to put us out of our misery.
Jets beat Caps 4-3 in overtime. Blech.
Coming into Tuesday’s tilt against the Winnipeg Jets, Andre Burakovsky had one goal in his last 14 games. The dry spell included multiple scratches from head coach Barry Trotz, but Young Dre got off the schneid by burying a rebound off a Lars Eller shot.
It was Burakovsky’s fifth goal of the season.
The Capitals had an awesome comeback on Sunday only to tie it up and lose in overtime to the Detroit Mike Gree- I mean, Red Wings. Twitter exploded, everyone was dramatic, but we’re all over it now (and if you’re not…you should be). Time for the Capitals to focus on the very good Winnipeg Jets they have to play tonight. The game marks the beginning of their four-game, week-long road trip.
Even with the healthy scratch of Jakub Vrana, hopefully the Capitals can snag a road WIN in WINNIPEG (sorry) to start their trip on a high note.
The game starts at 8 PM. Just an extra hour and enough time to throw you off a lil’. I’m an old lady so the possibility of me passing out early is high, but Sir Pete will have your recap.
As part of Hockey is For Everyone month, the Capitals are hosting a variety of special themed nights during the month of February. February 20th the Caps will host their annual Military Appreciation Night during their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tuesday afternoon we got a first look at the jerseys the Caps will wear during warm-ups, modeled by Captain America John Carlson himself.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger interviewed Alex Ovechkin ahead of the Caps-Jets game Tuesday night.
After Dreger asked an innocuous question about the Olympics, the Russian machine had some sass for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
The Washington Capitals played one of its worst single periods of hockey Sunday against Detroit, and now Barry Trotz is making some changes ahead of the team’s game against Winnipeg.
Forward prospect Jakub Vrana will be the lone forward healthy scratch on Tuesday night against the Jets. After sparking a comeback against the Red Wings, Brett Connolly has been promoted to the second line while Alex Chiasson will get a sweater and skate on the team’s third line.
During the Ovechkin era, there has been a hockey boom in the DC era and much of that passion has been translated to youth hockey.
Sunday, during the Caps-Red Wings game, an eight-year-old scored one of the most impressive goals in Mites On Ice history.
She was a girl, playing mostly against and amongst boys.
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