Ovechkin nets game winner, Caps top Isles in OT
The Washington Capitals have been one of the more interesting teams this season. Even their beloved announcers Joe Benanati and Craig Laughlin have begun calling them the “Cardiac Caps.” The team makes every game interesting and leaves every fan on the edge of their seats. You honestly don’t know what you’re gonna get when this team takes the ice.
Last night was no different. The Caps went up 1-0 in the second period on Aaron Volpatti’s second goal of the season. Once the third period began the game didn’t feel as safe as it did at 1-0. Cal Clutterbuck of the Islanders scored just 4 minutes into the period to tie the game up on a short handed opportunity.
With just under 2 minutes to go in the game, Thomas Vanek gave the Isles the lead with his 8th goal of the season. As the Capitals tried to mount a comeback, Mike Green was called for an interference penalty with just 1:10 left in the game. At that point you would think that all was lost. To most Capitals fan’s surprise, the Caps actually scored a short handed goal as speedster Jason Chimera caused problems in the Islanders end and flicked a pass to the charging Nicklas Backstrom who put it past the Islanders goalie with just 49 seconds left in the game.
In overtime, the Capitals had to kill off the remaining time in the Mike Green penalty, but once they did it was the Alex Ovechkin show. Take a look at the classic Ovi game winning goal as he shows why he is the leagues top goal scoring. Ovechkin nets his league leading 21st goal and the Capitals clawed back to get the two points and rest easy at the 2 spot in the Metropolitan division.
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