Capitals win epic overtime game against Sabres

Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Happy Thanksgiving Washington Capitals fans! Last night was an awesome game. It was more than a game for me as I celebrated a big milestone and I knew being in attendance for it the Caps would deliver. They did just that in a 4-3 overtime win.

Things didn’t start off so good for the Caps. Not only were they trailing much of the game but they didn’t have the zebras on their side. The Sabres struck first at 10:09 with a goal from JJ Peterka. They doubled that lead at 16:04 with a goal from Zach Benson.

Alex Alexeyev put the Caps on the board at 17:01 with a shot from downtown for his first career NHL goal. It was assisted by Nic Dowd and Trevor van Riemsdyk. The Sabres led 2-1 after one with shots even at 10 apiece in the first period.

At 7:50 in the second the Caps tied it with as T.J. Oshie banged in a rebound off of a shot from Connor McMichael. It was Oshie’s first of the season and our first chance to sing along to Country Roads, Oshie’s goal song.

At 16:18 the Sabres retook the lead on the power play. It came from Dylan Cozens. 3-2 them was the score after two with the Caps leading 12-11 in shots in the second period.

The third period was intense. There was only nine shots that whole period with the Caps leading in that category 5-4. At 18:45 Tom Wilson tied it with his fourth goal of the season which was assisted by Dylan Strome and John Carlson. The game would require overtime.

With the shootout looming, Strome raced down the ice with the puck with 10 seconds left. He finished off a breakaway shot past Sabres goaltender Devon Levi with 3.3 seconds left to win the game. Carlson had the assist.

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The Caps led in shots 3-2 in the overtime and 30-27 overall. It was their fifth win in a row. The Caps are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes with 22 points and sit in second place in the Metropolitan Division.