Capitals beat Flyers 3-2 (OT)

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers entered Wednesday evening’s motion each trying to snap prolonged shedding streaks. Only one may very well be washed away although.

Morgan Frost despatched a weak shot on Darcy Kuemper that the Caps netminder popped up into the air and behind him to kick off the scoring. Marcus Johansson hit paydirt on his second attempt as he guided dwelling an Alex Ovechkin shot on an influence play to tie issues up. Patrick Brown beat Kuemper with a gentle tip attempt in entrance to provide Philly their lead again.

Sonny Milano tied it late for the Caps. Alex Ovechkin extra time winner!

Capitals beat Flyers 3-2!

  • The Capitals have had a very tough time within the opening intervals of late and that continued on this one. In their final 5 video games, they’ve been outscored 11-1 within the first interval. They finally turned issues round, tied the sport up, and possibly had extra of the optimistic momentum heading into the primary intermission.
  • The purpose that they gave up was simply straight-up terrible from their netminder. Darcy Kuemper can’t be doing that particularly when the group in entrance of him is having bother placing the puck within the internet themselves. He didn’t look comfy in internet no matter to begin the sport.
  • Marcus Johansson kicked one in that acquired referred to as again after which stole one from Alex Ovechkin by touching a puck that was already headed over the purpose line. Just a very evil recreation from Mojo/Jojo. Fitting.
  • Another fairly weak one let in by Kuemper within the second and the Caps simply cannot rating proper now. They had the puck for almost all of the interval however had been unable to seek out the final go or shot. 11 to 2 in five-on-five scoring possibilities within the second body however the group with solely 2 was the one one in a position to get on the board.
  • Good to see Nicklas Backstrom within the sales space on TNT. Happy birthday, Nick! Get again as quickly as you’ll be able to, please.
  • What’s the ultimate rating of the US’s match in opposition to England on Friday going to be? I’m apprehensive about it, people. It’s both going to be like 4-1 England or 1-0 to the great guys. No in-between. Maybe Berhalter will play Gio Reyna as he ought to have on Monday.
  • Georgetown shouldn’t be allowed to play basketball the identical day as Capitals video games. The puck appeared like a bouncy ball at some factors. One of the most important home-ice disadvantages within the league.
  • I believed TJ Oshie was wonderful in his return. His improbable play arrange Sonny Milano’s tying purpose within the third and he grabbed an help on the primary Washington purpose as properly.
  • John Tortorella apparently acquired kicked within the face by a horse not too long ago. If that occurred to me you would not see me for the subsequent six months.
  • Number 790 for Alex Ovechkin. What a game-winning shift from him in extra time.
  • I do know this was in all probability a extra adverse time in Caps fandom not too long ago so I’m going to modify the narrative up a bit within the remark part. Name one obscure Caps participant that you just’re grateful for and why. I’ll attempt to spotlight my favourite in some unspecified time in the future.

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll subsequent see the Caps on Friday when the Calgary Flames come to city for his or her one go to this season.

Headline photograph courtesy of Alexander G.

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