Capitals Fall in 2OT, Go Down 2-1 in Series
Game three in the series between Washington and Boston and once again, it was entertaining. Coming into the game, the two teams had played 11 straight one goal playoff games. Then, with the game entering overtime for the third time this series, it became 12.
The first period provided no goals, but plenty of powerplays. Each team had three chances on the man-advantage, but couldn’t tally a goal. The Capitals had barely any offense as they only had four shots and only two on their three powerplays. On the bright side however, Ilya Samsonov was making his first appearance since May 1. He looked real good as he came up with a few big saves in the first.
The second period provided the goals that we were waiting for. With the Capitals on another powerplay, Alex Ovechkin was able to put the Caps up 1-0. A beautiful feed from Anthony Mantha set up the goal. The Bruins were able to respond quickly as less than a minute later, the game was knotted at one. Continuing on in the second, Garnet Hathaway threw a shot on net that was redirected by Nic Dowd and in. The goal was Dowd’s second of the series and put the Capitals up 2-1 with 1:45 left in the second.
The third period gave us only one goal, that being from the Bruins late in the third to tie things at 2. Following the goal, the Capitals had two shots ring off the post. Two great chances to take the lead but unable to capitalize and overtime we go.
The first overtime couldn’t provide a winner so it took another extra frame to finish it. On a miscommunication between Samsonov and Justin Schultz, the Bruins were able to find the back of the net and secure the victory.
The Capitals will look to rebound and even the series on Friday night (5/21).