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History will not repeat itself, as the Capitals advance to the Conference Final

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO HOPE FOR TONIGHT. SEND HELP.

SECOND LINE CENTRE LARS ELLER. MY LIFE IS MADE.

Oh boy, the odds are NOT in Washington's favour tonight.

First Period

  • CAPITALS WHAT WAS THAT.
  • Thank you Holtby. This is NOT a pretty game so far.
  • DO NOT TOUCH LARRY. DO NOT.
  • Ollie, I love you, but DO. Not. Touch.
  • This is so sloppy. What are either of you doing. What is this garbage. You are both better than this.
  • We're seven minutes in. There's been a power play. Each team has one shot. ONE.
  • No one can pass, and this is the most irritating thing EVER.
  • This is a lame power play.
  • This period is almost over, and it was awful.
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING. WHAT ARE ANY OF YOU DOING???
  • That was a terrible first period.

Second Period

  • YAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!! WHEN NONE OF YOUR OTHER LINES ARE GETTING IT DONE, FOURTH LINE TO THE RESCUE.
  • And now back to the surprisingly awful hockey.
  • Ooh Larry with a defensive play, and then an offensive zone shift. :D
  • Caps seem to have sorted themselves out a little.
  • Maybe stop turning the puck over, Pens.
  • Awww Larry.
  • TANGER.
  • I'm so conflicted about this.
  • YOU CAN'T JUST LET MALKIN HAVE HIS WAY IN THE OFFENSIVE ZONE AND EXPECT IT TO END WELL.
  • And now Pittsburgh has very much woken up.
  • See this is the hockey we expected to see from the get go.
  • Kuzy, you should have shot the puck.
  • Rust probably should have shot there too.
  • HOLTBEAST.
  • Now THAT was hockey.

Third Period

  • See, why couldn't they have been playing like this earlier??
  • NICE defensive play by Orlov on Crosby.
  • Jake, don't do that.
  • Oh man that was a nice shift.
  • Holtby is so lucky the Caps had his back. (On that play at least...otherwise it has been entirely the opposite.)
  • Someone, DO SOMETHING.
  • Uh oh...Kuzy is hurt.....we might have first line centre Lars Eller in a minute....
  • Larry looking good.
  • Oh Kuzy's back.
  • WOWWWW Vrana did NOT miss by much.

OT

  • AAAAHHHGGG WHY THIS.
  • Give me OT hero Lars Eller from T.J. Oshie. Please give it to me.
  • That was way, way, WAY too close for comfort.
  • Oh geez. don't run over your goalie. Please do not run over your goalie.
  • We were so close to Oshie/Vrana/Eller OT heroes..
  • That's it. Just keep praising my Dane and his merry men.
  • KUUUUUZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
  • THEY FRICKING DID IT.
  • EVGENY KUZNETSOV SLAYS THE DRAGON.
  • THE CAPS ARE GOING TO THE CONFERENCE FINAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWENTY YEARS.
  • ELLER IS GOING TO THE CONFERENCE FINAL.
  • CAPS WIN 2-1 IN OT!!!!!!

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