Washington Capitals Win Big Game in Overtime 3-2

The Washington Capitals officially made there first round of the NHL playoffs a series beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in double overtime. The Capitals are down 2-1 in the series, but lead by Alex Ovechkin who said they will play game five in Washington has officially came true.

Braden Holtby is officially back as the Capitals number goalie stopping 33 shots, and came up huge when short handed and stood big in overtime. The Blue Jackets attacked him hard during overtime, and he seemed calm, relaxed and played like a Veznia Trophy winner like he has been in the past.

Tom Wilson made up for his game two mistakes scoring first in the second period. He showed off his amazing grit fighting of a Columbus defender to tip in a shot from Matt Niskanen.

Later that period the Capitals scored a chaotic goal from Brett Connolly, but was later declared no goal due to the fact that Lars Eller was offsides while the Capitals where forechecking. Later Blue Jacket forward Pierre- Luc Dubois scored on Holtby to tie the game.

The Capitals didn’t hold back before the second period ended and took a power play to there advantage when John Carlson rocketed a slap shot bast Sergei Bobrovsky to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead after two.

Later the Capitals played hard throughout the third period, but fell short after Artemi Panarin Beat Holtby to tie the game to force overtime.

The first overtime was tough to watch as the Blue Jackets seemed to be the more dominant team during the first overtime, but Braden Holtby showed everyone why he’s one of the best goaltenders in the league and made big saves when the Capitals needed him most.

Halfway through the second overtime Lars Eller beat a Blue Jacket defender after a Brett Connolly shot to score on a rebound to be the game three hero! The Capitals will play game four on Thursday at 7:30.

Can the Capitals make a comeback and win this series? If they can they need to win next game without overtime since all three games have gone to overtime. I see a lot of repeat from last year when the Capitals played there first three games against Toronto in overtime, and I still think those extra minutes caused fatigue for them against the Penguins.

Will those be deja vu of last year? Hopefully not! I believe the Capitals will come back and win this series and this group believes in themselves to do it! Let’s go Caps!

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