Capitals get crushed 7-2 to Oilers

At least our Connor Mc scored
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals / Codie McLachlan/GettyImages

Ah the Connor Cup. Connor McMichael and the Washington Capitals vs. Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers but it was the Connor not last named Bedard who gets league wide attention that had the upper hand in a 7-2 win for the home squad. The Caps are now 0-2 on their tough five game road trip that only gets harder with another game tonight, this time against the Seattle Kraken.

Leon Draisaitl struck at 4:36. Connor McDavid put the hosts up 2-0 at 6:58 and both goals came on the power play. Ivan Miroshnichenko put the Caps on the board at 8:30 for his second NHL goal. Connor McMichael tied things up on the power play at 10:55 with Alex Ovechkin and Max Pacioretty assisting.

Zach Hyman would then go on to score three straight goals. First one came at 11:24 of the first. The next two came in the second period at 14:13 and 19:08, respectively. The hat trick goal came on the power play while the first two came at even strength.

Warren Foegele struck at 10:43 in the third and former Capital Connor Brown who played just four games with the Caps last season, rounded out the scoring 17 seconds later.

Darcy Kuemper let seven goals get past him and finished his night with 30 saves. Caps were outshot 10-5 in the first, 11-10 in the second, 16-10 in the thrid and 37-25 overall.

Tonight won't get any easier for the Caps. It's a back to back and another road game. This time it's in Seattle against a Kraken team that fought to the bitter against against the Vegas Golden Knights. That came at Climite Pledge Arena, the new building on the NHL block which is where tonight's game is. The Golden Knights edged the Kraken in an overtime thriller. Note tonight's Capitals game is on Monumental Sports Network 2.