Round Robin Game #3
Something very interesting, my father, who’s 56-years-old, said to me this weekend, Sports just isn’t the same. Empty arenas, with virtual fans cheering from their homes isn’t what he’s use to. Sure, my father was born in 1963 and is use to the old school way of seeing fans cheering in an arena and hearing thousands of fans overshadow the oppositions team.
Capitals Love Playing the Bruins as they improve to 18-4-0 against the President 🏆 Winners
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Yesterday, the Capitals defeated the Bruins and learned they will face the New York Islanders. These two teams split the season series winning on each other’s home ice, just before the pandemic shutdown sports for several months. Now, with things in a full swing, we’ll find out by 1:00 a.m. who will be facing each other this up coming week for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley.
First Period Stats
In the first period, the Caps and Bruins were playing a strong game of defense with a few breakdowns in defense, allowing high percentage chances, but not capitalizing on either one. You could tell the Capitals we’re playing at a higher pace and forechecking seemed to be of importance, as it didn’t seem in the first two games of the round robin.
However, luck would be on the Capitals side as T.J. Oshie scores with 16 seconds left in the first period and they would head into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead.
Tom Wilson’s Third Period Goal Would be the Game Winner
Later in the third period, Tom Wilson scores top shelf on Rask and to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead.
The Bruins would make things interesting as Jake DeBrusk would score at the 9:30 mark of the third period. Soon after, the Bruins would turn up the heat on the Capitals and Braden Holtby, but the Stanley Cup champion would stand tall on his head and give his team the win, 2-1 and the no. 3 seed in the eastern conference playoffs.
Possible Playoff Days and Times
The playoffs will begin on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. EST as the Capitals will take on the Islanders, in what should be a fun matchup of two former coaches and players. Buckle up and get your popcorn 🍿cause it’s gonna be a crazy round. I’ll take the Capitals in 6 here. PK has been on point going 6 for 6 in the round robin. #ALLCAPS!