Maple Leafs beat Capitals 7-3
The Washington Capitals had another playoff team test in order Thursday night. The Capitals took on the Toronto Maple Leafs as they sought their fifth straight win.
Michael Bunting opened the scoring and William Nylander doubled Toronto’s lead soon after. John Carlson dangled the Caps on the scoreboard, but the Leafs scored just two more ten seconds later. Add two more to that.
Tom Wilson scored. Courting. The Leafs then scored again. Nic Dowd added another.
The Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 7-3.
It seems appropriate because Enrique looks a bit like crying while singing in this remix.
- That first period was one of the worst the Caps have had all season. They didn’t stay there for more than five seconds. Honestly embarrassing but not unexpected because this Leafs team is insanely good.
- Ilya Samsonov gets beaten too often from afar. William Nylander shouldn’t beat him from where he did.
- This penalty calls Thomas Wilson and some of the outrage I’ve seen on social media is literally the dumbest Wilson-related conversation I’ve ever seen and there have been hundreds of such conversations over the past decade. It is not a penalty. Muzzin shoves him and Campbell is out of his crease control incredibly late. If that doesn’t happen against the Leafs, nobody talks about it. Quite simple.
Vitek Vanecek pic.twitter.com/81ni5dxBKj
— RMNB (@rmnb) April 15, 2022
- Things got worse in the second. I don’t think I need to give you specific numbers for you to understand that.
- These guardians are simply brutal. Both are restricted free agents this summer and I’m not sure they should be the starting netminer next season. Brian MacLellan is going to have to do something… anything.
- Wilson kicked Kyle Clifford’s ass in a fight and then scored a goal because of course he did. I hate the absolute fanfiction that is sometimes written about this guy every time he comes into contact with another human being.
- John Carlson managed to stay hot in this game, scoring his 15th goal of the season. That equals his career high which he has now reached three times. He has ten points in his last five games.
43 against 43 🥊
Tom Wilson and Kyle Clifford drop the gloves. pic.twitter.com/ET4RKq9F0a
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 15, 2022
- The third was the third. It was a period in a hockey game.
- At least we have a nugget goal?
- Seven goals for Toronto and none of them from Auston Matthews.
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 14, 2022
The Caps will stay in Canada and meet the Canadiens in Montreal. Hopefully it turns out better than this.