It takes a snake to stop a snake, and the Canucks ain’t got no snakes.
That’s how it appeared very early in this contest, as Jake the Snake Vrana found himself all alone in Mr. Ovechkin’s Office, and he dispensed with Ovi’s business quite admirably, blasting a dead-ringer one-timer from the circle to put Washington up 1-0 almost from the get-go.
Vrana, one-timer, top-shelf. pic.twitter.com/CV25qHzBqc— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 23, 2019
But our sins always catch up with us, and with Richard Panik and Chandler Stephenson both in the naughty box, Vancouver connected on the 5-on-3 chance as wunderkind Elias Pettersson knotted this contest up at 1-1.
Second period ahead...