Enjoy this, kids. Is there much of it left? (WFP)
Friday night was another great night for the Washington Capitals as they humiliated the host Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on their home ice for a second consecutive win and a third in four games. Alex Ovechkin scored another two goals, one of which on the power play, to pace the Caps as they played another complete game to slowly eke further forward in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Mike Green, Jay Beagle, Troy Brouwer, and Brooks Laich also scored for Washington while Braden Holtby made 30 saves for another victory in the Washington cage. With their win, the Caps are now 14-16-1 for 29 standings points and, according to SportsClubStats, their chances of making the playoffs are up over 25%. Mercy.
The Jets came out hard and fast, desperate to get the sour taste of a Thursday night whitewashing out of their mouths by playing hard, physical hockey. That drew two early power plays for the home team, but the Caps killed them off brilliantly, setting the tone for the whole game. The Caps were dominated in possession in the first period but somehow found a way to be up 2-0 after 20 minutes because they took advantage of their chances and stifled the Jets’ power plays with great penalty killing. They carried their momentum through for the entire game and earned a brilliant result for the second consecutive night.no comments