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The Washington Capitals lost in regulation to the Arizona Coyotes with a final result of 3-2. This is the introduction. Yes.
Guess who had the pleasure of a front row seat at Capital One Arena for that one? This boy.
- When you attend a Capitals home game against the Arizona Coyotes, you usually expect to see at least one win and maybe several goals end up in the Coyotes net. The Caps did none of those things as I sat back and watched the puck slip behind Darcy Kuemper with just about 30 seconds left in the third period to give Arizona its first and final lead. The Caps kept control of the game at five-on-five (57 to 35 in shot attempts) all night. That didn’t translate to the scoreboard.
- The Caps haven’t been lucky enough to lose this one, and if they’re at their best, they likely never will. This is, however, the reality of their current situation. They are not at their best and won’t be for a long time. To make matters worse, they lost Dmitry Orlov during this game. That gives them about $40 million in salary cap space now on the shelf with injuries. Orlov played just seven minutes before leaving with a lower-body problem.
- At least Alex Ovechkin he scored and looked sweet while doing it in those reverse Retros. Ovi scored his 787th career goal, passing Gordie Howe for the most goals with a franchise in National Hockey League history. He also moved past Adam Oates for the 19th most points in NHL history (1,421).
Alex Ovechkin scores on the power play to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead. It marks Ovechkin’s 787th career goal, moving him past Gordie Howe (786 goals with the Detroit Re Wings) for most goals scored by a player with a single franchise. pic.twitter.com/wNlRzhO6tE
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- I crossed paths with Anthony Mantha after the game in Detroit, where he went scoreless for the seventh consecutive start. He responded against the Yotes with a two-point night including his fourth goal of the season. This is a start. need more
- First impressions a Sonny Milano they were generally pretty good. Three shots on net, five individual shot attempts, four individual goal chances and two high-danger individual chances for him on his debut. I definitely think he did enough to win another game.
- The Caps have now lost four games in a row. The only consolation you can take from this is that it’s not the Pittsburgh Penguins who have lost seven in a row. These two teams meet later this week on Wednesday in DC.