The Washington Capitals had been in Los Angeles at Staples Middle tonight to match up with the Kings in what necessary to be a bounce back performance for a Caps group that acquired steamrolled a night time just before in Anaheim. Were they equipped to arrive up with the a great deal necessary two details?
Alex Ovechkin acquired points begun in the appropriate way, firing home from his business on the electricity participate in and Brett Connolly drifted by way of the slot with a idea-in to give the Caps a 2- direct just after 20 minutes. Ovi did that factor all over again on the electricity participate in to lengthen the direct even further.
Alex Iafallo acquired 1 back for the Kings. Ilya Kovalchuk added an additional.
Caps beat Kings 3-2!
- Caps very first period experienced a whole large amount of luck included, but they came out with a 2- direct and that is truly all we can request for. I believe they did a decent job at limiting people hurry prospects, but the Kings acquired a whole large amount of site visitors to the internet through their zone time and it was giving Pheonix Copley fits. This game could have quickly been 2-2 at the split.
- Every person make sure to test out our insta tale (@rmnb_blog) tonight as our have Cara Bahniuk carries on examining NHL arena’s off her list in Los Angeles. Dope written content from a dope human.
- This bullet has nothing at all to do with hockey, but if you’re a pro wrestling supporter you will recognize it (so possibly two of you). Tonight’s crowd in Lafayette, Louisiana for Monday Evening Uncooked was appallingly silent when they had been hand shipped the most fascinating show in very some time. I’m venting listed here simply because I can.
— Todd Stansfield (@tmstfld) February 19, 2019
- Second period was boring with a hint or two of some Kings offensive zone scariness. Uninteresting is very good when you have a 3- direct even though and some bright spots from personal Caps players are welcome way too.
- Alex Ovechkin scored his 41st and 42nd aims of the year. He’s now on pace for 57 aims this year, a full he has not noticed in his vocation considering that he scored 65 in 2007-08. Dude is 33.
- Jakub Vrana utilized his successful speed, a principle I talked about in 1 of my recent early morning figures posts, to draw the two electricity performs that Ovi transformed on. V has been working with his speed to build havoc for defenses all year and lengthy may it keep on.
- Some possibly terrifying damage information was prevented when Andre Burakovsky returned for the 3rd period just after leaving in the next thanks to blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot with his arm/hand.
Hockey O’Clock is exhausting…..additionally turns out the game isn’t on any of the channels we get at the lodge 😢 pic.twitter.com/GnZtnRO94w
— Ovie the Bulldog (@OvietheBulldog) February 19, 2019
- 3rd period felt a minor turtley and the Kings kinda took it to the Caps by design…I guess. Other than that, acquired nothing at all for ya. This was a boring game, but if boring equals two details, give me the Trigonometry of a hockey year.
- There had been a large amount of celebs in residence for this game. Bill Hader, Jessica Alba, and Jack Barakat from All Time Lower all had been caught catching some hockey on a Monday night time/Tuesday early morning.
- Cara stated that it sounded like Kings enthusiasts had been expressing “No signifies no” rather of “Go Kings go” and I could only listen to the former for the relaxation of the game. What a progressive hockey crowd.
- Stated crowd also named a penalty on Ovi simply because the refs resolved to cede all obligation for a quick next in the 3rd.
- Superb late penalty kill from the Caps. Distinctive groups truly gained this game. First Caps get in LA considering that December 14, 2005.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 19, 2019
Up coming up for the Caps is a return to the East, but not a return home. They will be flying into Toronto to choose on the superior flying Maple Leafs on Thursday night time. Go Caps go.
Headline photo: Katharine Lotze