With 7:30 remaining in regulation, I turned to my family at the Verizon Center and jokingly said “let’s go.” The Capitals had just gone up 2-0 on their second power play goal of the evening and Tomas Voukon appeared to be concluding his second shutout in as many games. The game should’ve been over.
Then chaos ensued. With a two man advantage the Jets struck and cut the deficit to one. 12 seconds later Dustin Byfuglien fired a shot from center ice and suddenly the game was tied.
Washington earned a point in the shootout loss, but as Dave Gilmore tweeted, its a “sour-tasting consolation point” for the Caps.