It was a long time coming, but with the drop of a non-emblizzarded puck, Karl Alzner officially became the Washington Capitals' franchise record-holder for consecutive games played (423). To put that in perspective, that's the equivalent of over FIVE STRAIGHT SEASONS of grueling, punishing hockey without missing a game. Congrats, Iron Man. You earned it.
Brayden Schenn got the scoring started five minutes into the period. Ryan White made it 2-0 Flyers nine minutes later, pounding home a one-timer in the slot off of a beautiful, pinpoint-perfect pass from...Evgeny Kuznetsov?
Good lord, even I know not to do that. After eight days off, the Capitals look approximately as rusty as the surface of Mars.
At least there's this:
The #Caps third jerseys are so fresh they're basically farm-to-table.— Jason Rogers (@HeyJayJRogers) January 28, 2016
2-0 Philadelphia after the first.
Second period ahead...