This weekend, the artist formerly known as GAME OVER changed his name to GAME TIED. And that’s okay with us.
How I looked Saturday night, only with a scream of joy.
On Saturday, after hitting the post earlier in the game, Mike banked one in behind Jhonas Enroth to tie the game with 42 seconds left in the third period.
The Caps later won the game on a shootout goal from Ovi that caused Matty Perreault to have the greatest celebration in history:
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I could/will/have watch(ed) that a thousand times.
Here’s Mike on the post-game… if he were blond, I would be shipping a Dread Pirate Roberts Halloween costume so hard right now.
Mike even got a little sassy on Twitter post-game, calling out someone who called out his early-game play. While I’m not generally a fan of revenge chirping, it had to feel SO good. And it earned the rest of us this:
Love you too, Mikey. But don’t scroll back through my Twitter feed, ‘kay?
Sunday the Caps played again, this time vs. the Flyers. I might have driven up for the game, but I couldn’t behind my steering wheel after Easter lunch. Just as well, I would’ve fainted when this happened:
As it was, I launched off the couch for the kicking equivalent of a Matty P Party. Mr. Pants was both alarmed and impressed by my sudden outburst of energy. Alas, the Caps got back into the game just to let it get away. They scored 2 more (In 26 seconds! Both on the PP!) early in the 3rd, then gave up 2 and went to OT.
Damn Flyers won it in extra innings.
Someone on Twitter called it an “unacceptable loss” and I have to agree. With this state of the union, they can’t be letting leads get away and momentum die a terrible death.
The promising news is, the Caps are tied with Carolina. The two teams play tomorrow in Raleigh. Please, please, please let the Caps bring their A game. They need to hopscotch over the Canes then worry about NYI and NYR for that 8th spot, all while setting their sights on the Jets for 1st in the Southeast. The only way in is to win, a lot, from here on out.
What do you think? Here’s the Caps’ schedule for the rest of the season. Can they pull it off?