Caps Get 2 Points, Hendricks Explains the Non-Fight With PK Subban

Nicklas Backstrom brought the crowd to life Saturday by simply being in the lineup, and the Capitals managed to squeak by with a win in the shootout and two much needed points. He played almost 20 minutes in his return, third most of any Caps forward.

It wasn’t a pretty win, with the Caps blowing a 2 goal lead over Montreal early. Overall, however, the only Capital to not have a shot on goal by the end was Marcus Johansson. The oddest stat of the night may be that Karl Alzner had 3.

There was also an interesting moment earlier in the game when Matt Hendricks dropped one glove, then watched P.K. Subban skate away from a fight that Subban had apparently suggested, according to Hendricks’ account postgame.

Hendricks also had a chance to utilize his apparently indecipherable shootout move that sent Tim Thomas raging on Thursday. We are happy to report that it remains unsolved, as do the Capitals, who have managed to make postseason hopes far more likely than one might have expected after losing to Buffalo 5-1 Tuesday.

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2 Responses to Caps Get 2 Points, Hendricks Explains the Non-Fight With PK Subban

  1. HBH WC says:

    I heard a slight mention of Neuvy in your report.
    You could say that if he didn’t stand on his head after the first period with a .951 save percentage, the Caps would have lost this game considering they were badly outplayed after the first.

  2. Elisabeth Meinecke says:

    Neuvy’s performance was definitely outstanding–he faced over 40 shots total, if I remember correctly. The guys recognized his role in the win afterwards as well during the post-game interviews.

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