Caps beat Canucks 6-4 in a brutal game with two Ovechkin goals

The Washington Capitals got here again from in the back of to down the Vancouver Canucks. It was once an unpleasant game with a satisfied finishing.

Alex Ovechkin scored first, a power-play marker with some assist off Thatcher Demko’s pads. Elias Pettersson were given a softie overdue in the duration after Darcy Kuemper’s misplay, however Lars Eller returned fireplace scant seconds into the second one duration. Bo Horvat were given a rebound to tie it up once more, then Curtis Lazar grew to become an not going deflection into a go-ahead purpose for Vancouver. JT Miller transformed a chronic play that may come again to chunk Evgeny Kuznetsov, and the Canucks led 4-2 going into the 3rd.

Dylan Strome were given a power-play purpose early in the 3rd, then John Carlson threw a nasty shot at Demko’s short-side to tie it up with 11 mins left. Then, Alex Ovechkin served a best possible cross to Conor Sheary for the game-winner. Alex Ovechkin added any other for excellent measure.

Caps win.

  • From the primary drop the Canucks dictated play in this game. Boudreau may no longer have the horses, however he is aware of journey them. Is that a factor folks say? Well, it’s now. The Canucks had a power assault, which when mixed with Washington’s flighty protection gave Vancouver the brink– no less than, till the 3rd duration.
  • The Canucks have blown a lead in each game this season. I concern a bit for Bruce Boudreau’s process. He’s nonetheless a world-class trainer.
  • Alex Ovechkin scored two times: his first and 2d goals of the season – additionally the 781st and 782nd of his profession. He’s nineteen in the back of Howe. I’ll smugly indicate that the lend a hand at the first purpose got here from Marcus Johansson, whom I’m positive you’ll slag in the feedback, however I feel he’s a direct value-add at the chronic play.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov misplaced his mood after lacking on a scoring probability. His two-handed, after-the-play high-stick towards postmodern iconoclast William S. Burroughs may get some consideration from DoPS, and he’ll deserve it. Put me down for two video games.
  • Incidentally, Kuznetsov were given 3 assists.
  • First Caps purpose for Dylan Strome, who has seemed nice to me thus far. No numbers, simply detecting the ambient vibrations round him.
  • So what’s the birthday celebration line in this Darcy Kuemper whiff? I feel he was once sensible to play the puck, or else the Canucks would have had a shot from danger-close. What he didn’t be expecting was once the pocky ice at Capital One ramping the puck previous his stick.

  • Peter Laviolette made some tweaks to the traces in the second one duration. He moved Sheary from the fourth line to the primary with Ovechkin and Kuznetsov. That one clearly paid off with the game-winner. Oshie, Strome, and Brown performed  in combination till Brown were given harm. Oh, talking of:
  • Connor Brown were given harm. He were given banged up by way of vaping fanatic Noah Juulsen early in the 3rd. Looked like a leg factor. He went down the tunnel and didn’t go back.
  • A couple of mins later Kuznetsov took a somewhat difficult hit all the way through four-on-four play, however he stayed in the game as a result of concussion spotters are a sham.

Smashing Pumpkins striking out of the evening

Joe B swimsuit of the evening

This is a kind of video games the place the incidental stuff issues extra. I concern about Brown’s damage and Kuznetsov’s self-discipline. I really like Sheary getting top-six mins. I’m involved for Bruce Boudreau’s process. But most commonly I don’t just like the Caps getting boxed out by way of a obviously inferior workforce, despite the fact that they pull it in combination overdue.

Then once more, no less than they didn’t lose to the Arizona Coyotes this night.

Headline picture: Pennybacker

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