Due to the fact that I was in Victoria for two days to take baby Lyla to an eye specialist, this recap is not really a recap. It’s recrap. A ‘rush through with the remote’ rundown.
For those wondering, the above picture is not baby Lyla. Lyla’s more beautiful and she’s only one. And her eye is fine.
It was a dark and stormy two nights, with cancelled ferry sailings, heavy rain, and big winds to rival Don Cherry on crystal meth. But we’re home now and it’s late, and tomorrow I have to give my usual 147% for four hours. So I need some sleep.
But I know the Canadiens lost 3-2 to the visiting Washington Capitals, and with the recording on in front of me as I type away, I see the Caps jump out to 1-0 lead early in the first, but I also see the Canadiens more than holding their own.
Jeez that was a tough trip to Victoria.
Fast forward the PVR to the second frame and there’s Alex Galchenyuk dangling, with Lars Eller finally stuffing it home. More and more, Chucky’s becoming a marvel.
Back on the fast forward to a Caps goal with just 44 seconds left in the middle frame when Condon couldn’t corral his bouncing rebound. Slightly less than solid netminding, and it’s too bad.
Montreal is outshooting the visitors 27-13 at this point and I could pretend I don’t know the final outcome, but I do and it’s a shame. The team is playing well against a solid Caps club. Better than the Caps.
Fast forward to the third (because I gotta get to bed for *%$# sakes), and straight to the next goal, and I see just 2:07 in, Brian Flynn, while shorthanded, burst in and deked Holtby out of his jockstrap and it’s 2-2.
A beautiful goal, nicely set up by Paul Byron, and now I wish I didn’t know the final score. Because it looks mighty promising for Canada’s team.
But alas, midway through the third, a long shot was tipped in byT.J. Oshie, once again a puck that probably shouldn’t have gone in, the Caps take the lead, and once again, it’s too bad.
Montreal outshot Washington 35-19, and had plenty of chances to win this thing. But they didn’t.
Next up – Saturday in Raleigh to take on the Hurricanes.
Sorry for the recrap.