Top 3 Capitals studs against Kings

Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Washington Capitals got a huge win last night against the Los Angeles Kings. It was a big bounce back from their loss Monday night to the San Jose Sharks. The road trip continues with the conclusion of the California portion tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Capitals would hang on for a 2-1 win thanks to timely goals from the third line, a good performance in goal by a player we’ll talk about in this post (spoiler alert) and some calls by the refs that actually went in their favor. Yeah it was odd.

Here are the top 3 studs from the win:

Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Anthony Mantha

You have to give the third line of Aliaksei Protas, Connor McMichael, and Anthony Mantha credit. They were the entire offense of last night’s game. Protas had two assists on the night in which both were secondary.

For Mantha his goal came when McMichael fed him a pass on the two on one rush. Mantha got it and finished it off for his fourth goal of the season. Three of Mantha’s four goals have come in the opening period.

Mantha also had an assist on McMichael’s game winner which was his third multi point game of the season which is tied with Alex Ovechkin and Dylan Strome for the most on the team.