This overtime, come-from-behind, shootout nonsense is taking years off my life.
The Capitals rallied from a 0-3 deficit to beat the NY Islanders in a shootout last night. Foxy Friday John Tavares had 2 G + 1 in the shootout, and so did Ovi. OVI! I don’t like you but I love you and that’s just the way it’s going to be sometimes. There were five penalties in the game – all of them against the Capitals. Three of those against Jay Beagle. Dude scores twice in a week and thinks he’s Alex Semin.
Matt Hendricks scored the game-winner for Washington in the 4th round of the shootout. Matt-freaking-Hendricks. [Video link] This was a huge game for the Caps, who’ve won four in a row for the first time since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Yay for wins, but these late-game comebacks are rewarding bad behavior. Big game vs. Winnipeg Friday, with Mike Green back in the lineup.
Oh, and THIS! Nicky skated for the second day in a row. Rainbows sprung up all over DC and puppies started barking.
The Blackhawks turned around a 1-3 score against the Blues to win 4-3 in a shootout. Viktor Stalberg scored one off his foot – this most perfect foot in hockey, judging by the rest of him. It got Chicago back in the game. Patrick Kane went first in the shootout and delivered the game-winner.
Here’s Kaner’s goal too [link]. There were two fights in the first period, which seems about right for these teams. What’s still not right is Captain Serious, who took a second day off after four days of skating. There’s no projected date for his return to the lineup as he’s still suffering concussion symptoms. Get well Jon, we miss your derping.
Calgary beat the Sharks in OT, despite Rookie of My Life Logan Couture scoring his 29th and 30th goals of the season. Foxy Friday Ryane Clowe had his 7th fight of the season, one for every gratuitous letter in his name. Jarome Iginla had 1 G/1 A and was first star of the game.
The Flames are rolling at the right time, winners of their last four. Check out the mess in the West:
Six games on the schedule tonight, so chances are at least one of you will be up late yelling at the TV.