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A Bitter Bandwagoner Habs Fan's TSM: Captain Clutch

Both Captains delivered as the Capitals take a 2-1 series lead in Pittsburgh.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins

GENO IS BACK.

First Period

  • Ice is slippery, don't cha know!
  • Every year I am reminded just how much I don't like yellow, and just how yellow Pittsburgh is.
  • Boy the Caps picked up right where they left off.
  • So of course they took a penalty. This is going to end well.
  • I know I say it every time, but a power play with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and literally anyone else is ridiculous.
  • So of course THEY take a penalty now.
  • Aw Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie playing four-on-four together.
  • On the other hand, Oshie, Ovi, Backstrom and anyone playing on the power play is pretty darn intimidating too.
  • Wow. Those were some close misses.
  • And now Pittsburgh looks much better.
  • AHHHHHH. EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING.
  • OH MY GOD LARRY WAS SO DAMN CLOSE. And then the puck that beat Murray some how trickled wide. sob.
  • How are NONE OF THESE GOALS GOING IN FOR ANYONE.

Second Period

  • WHAT A SHOT.
  • Hahahah of COURSE it was Jake. Larry covering Sid though. insert heart-eyes emoji
  • Good lord, Penguins!
  • I am so conflicted. I want Ovi and Larry and Holtby to get a cup...but I also want Larry in Denmark for the WC, and a three-peat. SO I DON'T KNOW WHO I'M CHEERING FOR.
  • Of course it was Wilson.
  • Tieeee game.
  • Everyone go sit in the box and feel shame.
  • I really hope this series goes seven.
  • HOLY NISKANEN.
  • Larry and DSP on the two-on-one short handed :D
  • Yup, that's the right call on those matching minors.
  • SIDNEY. FRICKING. CROSBY. Woww that whole thing was Nice. That was capital N Nice.
  • Jake Guentzel has some pretty lofty company!
  • Too much man against Pittsburgh.
  • No goals in the first, five in the second. This is fun!

Third Period

  • Oh look at that. I made a "Slap Shot" reference, and it turns out that they're in the stands!
  • PING.
  • Boy has the pace ever picked up in the last minute or so.
  • HOLY NISKANEN AGAIN. TIE GAME AGAIN.
  • Nice shift from the Larry line.
  • Chaos. Absolute chaos in the Caps end. Until the Eller line returns.
  • Oh no, be ok, Holtby...
  • Another post.
  • Eller's had a great set up for a shot and then lost the puck a couple of times tonight.
  • OOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVIIII FROM BACKSTROM. AS IT SHOULD BE.
  • Aww head pats for Ovi from Larry.
  • Surely this playoff run will finally kill the narrative about Ovechkin and the post season.
  • CAPS WIN 4-3.

Highlight of the Game

Gorgeous Guentzel play, stellar snipe from Sid.