Caps Get Back To “Basics” in Game 5

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The Capitals returned to “old school” tactics to jump back in the series on Saturday night. 

To notch their first goal in game 5, the Capitals utilized a power play strategy that has worked so many times in the past. A blast from the point by Carslon to disrupt the defensive alignment, a collected rebound by Oshie and effective outlet to Backstrom, who delivered a spot-on feed to the Captain for the office blast.

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For the Caps second goal, it was the exact same recipe. This time T.J. Oshie was well positioned to knock home the rebound.

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T.J. Oshie’s play in the “dirty area” was crucial to the success for both goals, keeping the play alive on both scores, and fronting the net for the rebound on the second goal.

This would be all the scoring the Caps would need. Coupled with strong defense and stellar play by Braden Holtby, the game was essentially over.

 

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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