Capitals beat Flyers 3-2 (OT)

Capitals beat Flyers 3-2 (OT)

Capitals beat Flyers 3-2 (OT)

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers entered Wednesday night’s action both looking to snap longer losing streaks. But only one could be washed away.

Morgan Frost sent a low shot at Darcy Kuemper that the Caps netminder appeared in the air and behind him to kick off. Marcus Johansson hit paydirt on his second attempt when he headed home an Alex Ovechkin shot on the power play to tie it up. Patrick Brown beat Kuemper with a soft tip attempt in front to give Philly the lead back.

Sonny Milano equalized late for the Caps. Alex Ovechkin wins overtime!

Capitals beat Flyers 3-2!

  • The Capitals have had a very tough time in opening periods lately, and that continued in this one. In their last five games, they have been outscored 11-1 in the first period. They eventually turned things around, put the game away, and probably had more of that positive momentum going into the first break.
  • The goal they gave up was simply terrible from their netminder. Darcy Kuemper can’t do that, especially when the team in front of him has trouble putting the puck in the net himself. He didn’t look comfortable in net at all to start the game.
  • Marcus Johansson kicked in one that was called back and then stole one from Alex Ovechkin by touching a puck that was already headed over the goal line. Just a really evil game from Mojo/Jojo. Adaptation.
  • Another pretty weak one put in by Kuemper in the second and the Caps just can’t score right now. They had the puck for most of the period but couldn’t find the final pass or shot. 11 to 2 in five-on-five scoring chances in the second frame, but the team with just 2 was the only one that managed to get on the board.
  • Good to see Nicklas Backstrøm in the stand at TNT. Happy birthday, Nick! Please come back as soon as you can.
  • What will be the final score in USA’s game against England on Friday? I’m worried about that, guys. It will either be like 4-1 England or 1-0 to the good guys. No one in between. Maybe Berhalter will play Gio Reyna as he should have on Monday.
  • Georgetown should not be allowed to play basketball literally on the same day as Capitals games. The puck looked like a bouncy ball at some points. One of the bigger home ice disadvantages in the league.
  • I thought TJ Oshie was excellent in his return. His stellar play set up Sonny Milano’s tying goal in the third, and he picked up an assist on the first Washington goal as well.
  • John Tortorella apparently got kicked in the face by a horse recently. If that happened to me, you wouldn’t see me for the next six months.
  • Number 790 for Alex Ovechkin. What a game-winning shift from him in overtime.
  • I know this was probably a more negative time in Cap’s fandom recently, so I’m going to change the narrative a bit in the comments. Name an obscure Caps player you are grateful for and why. I’ll try to highlight my favorite at some point.

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll next see the Caps on Friday when the Calgary Flames come to town for one visit this season.

Header image courtesy of Alexander G.

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