Washington Capitals Defeat St.Louis Blues 4-2
After beating the Pittsburgh Penguins last night the Washington Capitals continue to stay hot with the NHL playoffs starting around the corner.
Braden Holtby was the first star of the night stopping 34 shots, and showed up big time making highlight saves while being short handed. Holtby is finally out of his slump playing well in his two starts causing some goalie controversy into the playoffs, but who knows who will start for game one of the playoffs.
The Capitals did fight back after letting Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko started the scoring in the first period giving the Blues a 1-0 lead after one.
Later the Capitals got the there game back together after a Nicklas Backstrom goal scoring in the first minute of the period. Later Alex Chiasson made a beautiful shot beating Blues goalie Jake Allen to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead.
Later in the second period Andre Burakovsky scored the best goal of his career after a in-between the legs dangle around a Blues defensemen that lead to him shooting a top shelf puck past Allen for a 3-1 lead.
Unfortunately the Blues made it a 3-2 game after a lucky goal from Patrick Bergland made it a close game, but the Capitals showed true grit, fought hard and held onto a lead all period. Later Alex Ovechkin scores his 46 goal of the year on an empty net.
Ovechkin is only four goals away from 50, so can Ovechkin get 50 in 2018? He will need at least two goals in his next few, but is very possible!
The real story of the game was from a young St.Louis native with a Russian heritage that made Ovechkin a sign in Russian asking for a stick to defend himself from Blues fans as seen below from a tweet from the Capitals
Later after the game Ovechkin proved to be one of the classist players in the league and made his wish come true. Well done Ovi!