Friday, April 29, 2016

The Hatrick hero

On Thursday, April 28th, 2016, the Washington Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins  in game one of round 2 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Penguins goaltender Matt Murray had made many good saves until a shot by Jason Chimera forces Murray to give up a rebound and it's buried by Andre Burakovsky 1-0 Washington. John Carlson and Chimera get assists. That was the only goal of the 1st. In the second period, a nice play by the Penguins' Nick Bonino forces Washington defensemen Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov to collide and then Bonino's shot is saved by goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman Ben Lovejoy gets the rebound 1-1. Bonino and Carl Hagelin get assists. Not much later a wicked backhander by Evgeni Malkin hits the post and goes in 2-1 Pittsburgh. Assists go to Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang. But the Penguins didn't have the lead for long as T.J. Oshie scores unassisted and the Capitals tie it up. That's the last of the goals in the 2nd. Quickly in the 3rd, Oshie scores again making it a 3-2 game. Alex Ovechkin gets the only assist. About 5 minutes later, Bonino scores his first goal of the postseason. 3-3. Assists go to Hagelin and Phil Kessel. The game then went to overtime. Almost half way through, A wrap around chance for Oshie appears to go in, and the review shows so, and Oshie completes the hatrick, and Washington wins game 1 4-3.

Other scores: No other NHL game. MLB: A's 3, Tigers 7. Brewers 2, Cubs 7. Phillies 3, Nationals 0. White Sox 2, Orioles 10. Braves 5, Red Sox 3. Cardinals 0, D-backs 3. Marlins 5, Dodgers 3. And Pirates and Rockies postponed.      


  1. Great recap CarterHud! who do you think wins the series and in hoe many games?

  2. CarterHud - do you think the NY Mets will make it back to the World Series? Do you think the NY Rangers are a stronger team than the NY Icelanders?

    1. No, the Mets won't return to the fall classic. The Islanders proved to be a better team when they swept the season series vs the Rangers


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