Washington Capitals Comeback and Win Game Three
The Washington Capitals are now up 2-1 in the series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Ovechkin was the hero tonight scoring the game winning goal with 1:07 left in the game and celebrated the goal in front of a lot of angry Penguins fans.
The Capitals scored the first goal of the game yet again when John Carlson blasted a slap shot past Matt Murray, but later Jake Guentzel and Patrick Hornqvist later scored in the second period to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead.
Later in the second period Chandler Stephenson scored his second career playoff goal from a pass from TJ Oshie. Right before the second period ended the worst image of the night happened when Sidney Crosby scored to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead.
The Capitals didn’t back down in the third period. They showed a lot of grit, speed and proved the Penguins can be beat in the playoffs. Matt Niskanen scored a goal to tie the game after he shot the puck off Murray’s pad that bounced into the net. Yes you read that right some puck luck was on the Caps side tonight.
Then after the Capitals couldn’t get the puck out of the defensive zone Ovechkin was about to jump onto the bench after a late shift, but Ovechkin noticed Nick Backstrom breaking into the Penguins zone and joined him for a two-on-one opportunity and scored the game winning goal!
Tom Wilson didn’t let down the hype showed up to play tonight. He was the most physical player on the ice tonight. He made possibly one of the best hits of the season crushing Zach Aston-Reese on a controversial hit with the announcers saying it could’ve been a target to Aston-Reese’s head, but video shows Wilson hit him the body as seen below.
Braden Holtby played another great game stopping 19 shots. Doesn’t seem like a lot of shots, but played very good under pressure when short handed, and was great in the last two minutes of the game. The Capitals will play game four Thursday night in Pittsburgh and will hope to keep the momentum strong.