Hey a points a point never the outcome we want as a fanbase but all these overtime losses provide needed points (6) which definitely add up when you get into crunch time at the end of the season.
Yesterday (Thursday) the Caps lost another late game lead to the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-3 OT shootout loss.
So far this season the Caps goalies have been above average in my opinion but Vitek Vanecek was between the pipes last night and was the first to give up a goal on Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat.
Early in the second Nic Dowd was able to tie the game up on some gorgeous tic-tac passing from linemates Hagelin and Hathaway.
Then Domink Kubalik capitalized on the poor clearing attempt from Kuznetsov and notched a powerplay goal for the Hawks. Kuzy then redeemed himself by crashing the net off a shot from Aliaksei Protas to even the score at 2 at the end of the second period.
Also I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how RED HOT Ovi still is he didn’t score last night, but he did an assist on Kuzy’s goal and also delivered a huge hit on Chicago’s Connor Murphy who did not return after the hit (uh yah think).
One of the cooler things you can see in hockey last time where the Garnet Hathaway was serving a penalty and right as his penalty ended he received a quick pass just past center ice from Dowder to give the Caps their first lead of the night early in the third period.
Future team USA defensemen Seth Jones then brought the game back to a 3-3 game with a hard shot from the slot which then brought the game into overtime.
Nothing of note occurred during the short 3-3 OT period which brought the game to a shootout.
In three chances zero Capitals were able to put the rubber black thing into the net (Kuzy, Sprong, Ovi), the game came to a close after Patty Kane beat VV to win it for the current joke of a franchise that is the Chicago Blackhawks. Who if you have been following the Kyle Beach sexual assault story just filed a motion to dismiss Kyle’s negligence lawsuit, arguing that the statue of limitations have expired. Jesus like have your players backs for me one time!
The Capitals currently sit at 14-4-6 and are in first place of the Metropolitan Division and second place in the Eastern Conference right behind the Maple Leafs. Love where the team is at currently minus a hiccup against an inferior Chicago team. The boys will look to right the ship and get back in the win column against Columbus on Saturday in D.C..