Washington Capitals Win 7-3 Against the New York Islanders
The Washington Capitals are off to a great start for their home and home against the New York Islanders 7-3. The Capitals looked like a team that could go deep into the playoffs playing a tough Islanders team.
Philipp Grubauer played another stellar game stopping 35 shots. The Capitals fell behind 1-0 in the first period after Brock Neilson scored a goal within the first five minutes of the game, but that didn’t stop the Caps from a good game.
Lars Eller responded a few minutes later making it 1-1. Moments later TJ Oshie finally got out of his goal drought to make it 2-1. Later in the first Dimitri Orlov made a sweet dangle around some Islanders defenders for a silky sweet goal to make it 3-2.
In the second period the Capitals came out scoring from a goal from Andrea Burakovsky to make it 4-2. Later that period agitator Cal Clutterbuck went after Tom Wilson to draw a penalty, and Clutterbuck made sure he was another Washington Capitals long term enemy.
After Clutterbuck’s penalty Nicklas Backstrom gave us his best Bryce Harper impression after he batter the puck out of the air for a sweet power play goal making it 5-2 Caps.
The third period was a little slow since the Capitals where walking away with the win. John Carlson caught a pass Alex Ovechkin scoring his 13 goal of the year. Later that period Tj Oshie scored an empty net goal for his second of the game.
This effort that the Capitals showed tonight was what a championship team looms like. The Capitals blocked 17 shots, out hit there opponent and showed great grit getting to rebounds. The power play scored on there only power play chance, and killed all three penalties. Capitals play the Islanders again tomorrow in D.C. I hope Clutterbuck has the nerve to drop the mitts against Wilson since he was too scared to do it tonight. On other note it’s nice to see TJ Oshie scoring again!