What can we say about tonight? The Caps blew us away–we can only imagine what it was like in the Blackhawks locker room after Braden Holtby held off all attempts at scoring and the entire team came together to wow the crowd at Verizon.
We saw it during warmups–the guys just had that look of determination.
And then the scoring started in the first period with Jay Beagle followed by Nick Backstrom and Brett Connolly. Second period the Caps came out strong again with Tom Wilson finally getting on the board. And the Caps just kept firing away and playing off each other with TJ Oshie and Beags (again) scoring!!
The Blackhawks were there – we have the photos to prove it! The Caps outshot them 34 to 24. It didn’t matter if it was Crawford or Darling in the net, they just could not keep the Capitals from scoring. There was a brief moment when it looked like maybe they had scored until Holtby pointed out the interference in front of him and the goal was overturned!
It was an amazing night.
Karl Alzner played his 500th game in a row! What an inspiration.
Holtby earned his sixth shutout of the season. And he made it look easy!
Wilson scored a goal and had two assists.
Schmidt and Burakovsky were on the assists and looked like they could have scored. It takes the team playing as a team.
Jay Beagle scored twice…we just love him!
We are excited for this team and the way they are pulling together. This is their eight straight win–a trend we can get behind.
Next up is Sunday and the Flyers. Let’s do our best to send them home win less too!
Game time has moved to 1 pm and the Caps will celebrate Nicky’s 500 point milestone.
Photos by Mel Abernethy