Caps Overcome Two Goal 3rd Period Deficit, Win 2nd Straight
DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Down 5-3 with half the 3rd period behind them, Washington Capitals fans began to push the panic button. Fans were firing the GM, cursing the team, and getting internally angry. Read some of the tweets below.
But the Caps didn't care about those fans or what they thought. Instead they just played hockey, tying up the game and winning it in OT.
In OT Backstrom slapped a perfect pass to Troy Brouwer setting him up on the breakaway. Brouwer couldn't get the puck past the Florida goaltender but he followed his shot and stuffed the puck into the net for the Caps 2nd straight win.
The Caps scored first on a Mike Ribiero powerplay goal but the Panthers came back and notched 2 to go into the 2nd period leading 2-1. One of the "highlights" of the opening session was the "fight" that took place between Alexander Ovechkin and Kris Versteeg (watch it here).
Alzner and Hendricks each scored in the 2nd period, but the Panthers got 2 goals of their own putting the Caps in a 4-3 situation going into the final frame.
After the Panthers scored almost 7 minutes in, right when the fans began to give up, the Caps came back with a Eric Fehr deflection goal and then an Ovechkin PPG off of the initial faceoff in a matter of seconds.
Just 32 seconds into the OT, Brouwer scored the game winner.
Ribeiro continues to be the Caps best player scoring a goal and picking up 2 assists. Backstrom and Ward also had 2 assists. Ovi also had an assist to go with his goal. HOCKEY! ASSISTS FOR EVERYONE!!!
The Caps won 2 in a row for the first time this season. Next up, the Lighting on Valentines Day. Be mine!