The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers were in action Wednesday night, both looking for long-lasting losing streaks. However, only one could be flushed out.
Morgan Frost sent a weak shot to Darcy Kuemper that sent the Caps netminder up in the air and behind him to start the scoring. Marcus Johansson hit paydirt on his second try as he headed home a shot from Alex Ovechkin on a power play to tie things up. Patrick Brown beat Kuemper with a soft tip effort up front to give Philly their lead back.
Sonny Milano equalized late for the Caps. Alex Ovechkin overtime winner!
Capitals defeated Flyers 3-2!
- The Capitals have had a really rough time lately in the opening period and that continued into this one. In their last five games, they were beaten 11-1 in the first period. They eventually turned things around, tied things up and probably had more of the positive momentum heading into the first break.
- The goal they conceded was nothing short of terrible from their netminder. Darcy Kumper can’t do that, especially if the team ahead of him struggles to get the puck into the net himself. He didn’t seem at all comfortable in the net to start the game.
- Marcus Johansson kicked in one that was called back, then stole one from Alex Ovechkin by touching a puck that had already headed over the goal line. Just a really bad game from Mojo/Jojo. Edit.
— Safety Helmets (@AndyAltman1) November 23, 2022
- Another pretty weak one let in by Kuemper in the second and the Caps just can’t score right now. They had the puck most of the period, but couldn’t find the last pass or shot. 11 to 2 in five-to-five scoring chances in the second frame, but the team with only 2 was the only one able to get on the board.
- Good to see Nicklas Backstrom in the booth on TNT. Happy birthday, Nick! Please come back as soon as possible.
- What will be the final score of the US vs England game on Friday? I’m worried about it, folks. It will either be 4-1 England or 1-0 for the good guys. No snack. Maybe Berhalter will play Gio Reyna as he should have played on Monday.
- Georgetown is literally not allowed to play basketball on the same day as Capitals games. The puck resembled a bouncing ball at some points. One of the bigger disadvantages on home ice in the league.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 23, 2022
- I thought TJ Oshie was excellent in his return. His fantastic play tied Sonny Milano in the third inning and also grabbed an assist on Washington’s first goal.
- John Tortorella apparently recently kicked in the face by a horse. If that happened to me, you wouldn’t see me for the next six months.
- Number 790 in front Alex Ovechkin. What a game-winning shift from him in overtime.
- I know this has probably been a more negative time in Caps fandom lately, so I’m going to change the story a bit in the comment section. Name an obscure Caps player you’re thankful for and why. I’ll try to mark my favorite at some point.
Nicke suit of the night pic.twitter.com/dgWvvb3auj
— Ian Öland (@ianoland) November 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving! We then see the Caps on Friday when the Calgary Flames come to town for their only visit this season.
Main photo courtesy of Alexander G.