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Capitals vs. Oilers Third Period Thread

Third period thread.

Edmonton Oilers v Washington Capitals Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Phew! Get the firewagons!

The hits just kept coming in the second frame of this one. Halfway through the period, T.J. Oshie caught a lovely apple from Nicklas Backstrom, glided into the low slot, and ripped a high wire act past Cam Talbot to make it 3-1 Capitals.

But Leon Draisaitl responded for Edmonton with a doorstep redirection that cut the lead to 3-2.

But O Captain My Captain Alex Ovechkin corralled a blocked John Carlson slapper and repurposed it for a one-timer of his own, blasting a memo from his office that read 4-2 Caps.

Third period ahead...