Re: Game 74 at Minnesota Wild (W 5-4 OT)
|March 29 2017, 3:39 PM |
I've missed a great game, hehe. 4 assists for Johansson, indeed, 3 assists for Backstrom.
3 goals for Ovechkin, 2 for Oshie. Last season, Oshie scored 26 and Ovechkin 50. That was already awesome for Oshie, 5 more than his career best. Now he's competing with Ovechkin for first in the team, LOL. It's a good thing, since Ovie is slowing down (that was expected at some point, but he's still exceptional). Last season, the top line had 96 goals. They're at 87 for now, with 8 games left, so no real loss of offense. The second line has 60 goals, already one more than last season.
Holtby reached "40 victories for the third consecutive season. Martin Brodeur (2005-08, New Jersey) and Evgeni Nabokov (2007-10, San Jose) are the only other goalies in NHL history to accomplish that feat."
A lot of good points, except that the Caps were "outscored 4-1 and outshot 24-13 during 5-on-5 play". I guess the fourth goal by Minnesota was scored with the extra attacker, though.