GRUBAUER MAKES 27 SAVES TO KEEP CAPS COMPETITIVE UNTIL OVERTIME
After beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 at Verizon Center on Friday night, the Washington Capitals played their second game in as many days as they headed to Sunrise, Florida to take on the Florida Panthers. In the first overtime game of the season, with 3-on-3, the Caps pulled off the road win with a goal by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The action was sparse in the first period. The Capitals were put on the penalty a minute and a half into the game when Jay Beagle was called for tripping, and had to kill another later when Karl Alzner was called for hooking. Despite the Panthers having two man-advantages, they couldn’t get any shots past Philipp Grubauer. It was scoreless at the end of the first period. [Read more…]