OVECHKIN, OSHIE SCORE TWICE APIECE, JOHANSSON NETS EVENTUAL GAME-WINNER
Yeah, that happened.
The Washington Capitals dug themselves a 3-goal hole and watched goalie stalwart Braden Holtby get yanked. As it happens some times, the goalie getting pulled provided the needed spark.
Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie scored two goals apiece, and Marcus Johansson provided the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Caps rallied to beat Tampa Bay 5-3 before a stunned capacity crowd at Verizon Center.
It’s the first time the Capitals (23-6-2-48) have erased a three-goal deficit to win in regulation since Oct. 16, 2008 at Pittsburgh.
Holtby allowed three goals on 12 shots not quite halfway through the contest. Philipp Grubauer relieved and saved all seven shots he faced. [Read more…]