The New York Islanders jumped out to an early lead when ex-Capital Mikhail Grabovski slid one wide of a sprawling Braden Holtby.
That may have been my fault (WARNING: NSFW language below):
I fuckin' told Grabovski "good luck out there" when I passed him in the tunnel.— Jason Rogers (@HeyJayJRogers) February 5, 2016
I take the blame for this, fam.
The Capitals tied the game up on a textbook top-line dissection by messrs Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, the latter one-timing home a juicy Swedish meatball from the slot.
It's all tied 1-1 after one in Washington.
Second period ahead...