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A Bitter Bandwagoner Habs Fan's TSM: Wind Beneath Their Wings

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After a back-and-forth first two periods, the Capitals soared over land-bound Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Look. It's not my fault that all the playoff TSMs are about the Penguins and Capitals. Blame the schedule.

First Period

  • Oh boy big chances at both ends.
  • OOOH long shot of Larry. I appreciate.
  • YAY!!!! But also uh oh.
  • Kessel is flying tonight. Or...is he Phil-ying...I'm so sorry. I'll stop.
  • PK Caps. Oh dear. Meh they're fine.
  • Niceee save by Murray...and then the Pens are in the box.
  • Aaaaand Pittsburgh gets a short-handed chance. Because WHY NOT.
  • Larry still on the PP with Ovi <3
  • Yeeshhh Jake...at least he seems...ok?
  • Boy the Caps are playing with fire...
  • Preeettty sure Kuzy beat out the Penguins on that icing...
  • THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
  • John Carlson does NOT look old enough to have two kids.
  • CONNOLLY FROM VRANA AND ELLER 33 SECONDS LATER
  • Well that was a hopping first period!

Second Period

  • That was the least threatening Pittsburgh power play I think I've seen this season. It's a good sign for the Caps when Eller and Devo get a short-handed look.
  • SIDNEY.
  • TOO MUCH MAN. Or not. There definitely weren't. We're fine. Moving on.
  • ALL OF THE ODD-MAN RUSHES. Boyyyyy this game is craaazy.
  • I'm sorry for all the caps, but believe me, THEY'RE ALL NECESSARY.
  • Oh my goodness, Penguins. (Also, Caps, you may want to stop taking stupid penalties...just a thought.)
  • Very nice shift from Connolly and Eller there.
  • Hey, Caps, you may want to get out of your own zone for a while.
  • Devo, you've gotta stop taking penalties.
  • Larry lookit you drawing a penalty against Sid!! :D (To be fair, that was a very, very gentle hook...)
  • Larry was SO CLOSE to tying it up at the very end of the period.

Third Period

  • KUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh baby!
  • Oh god Holtby be ok... please be ok...get up...
  • Ok phew...he's maybe ok.
  • That definitely should have been a penalty.
  • Yeesh, Devo blocked that shot with his back.
  • Oh geez. Backstrom is gone. On the one hand NUMBER TWO CENTRE LARS ELLER, on the other hand, Backstrom is kinda important....
  • All Ur shifts R belong to Kuzy.
  • VRANANANANANA BAT MAN. CAPS TAKE THE LEAD.
  • That was terrible. I'm not even sorry though. Not even a little.
  • HOLTBEAST.
  • And Pens’ net is empty. gulp
  • MOVE FASTER, CLOCK. COME ON.
  • OSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
  • Net is empty again
  • Sid vs Larry with less than 30 to go.
  • LARRY INTO THE EMPTY NET AGAIN!!!!!
  • CAPS WIN 6-3!!!!!!!!!!!

Highlight of the Game

Kuznetzov's tying goal was a beauty—and so was the celly.