WASHINGTON — If the expected season opening with the capital was never about revenge or proving anything from last season’s avengers, then Rangers don’t have to worry.
The Blue Shirts won 5-1 at the capital’s One Arena on Wednesday night as they shouldn’t join any debate about having a tougher lineup ahead of the game.
It could have been the first game, but given that Rangers decided to dress up an ethnic version of their capital and fight Capital Capital agitator Tom Wilson and Washington’s physical team, the visitors fought very little on the scoreboard – that’s it. important.
Rangers struggled to stay out of the penalty area throughout the game. Washington has launched three of its five strongest games, with one man scoring the dominant goal in each round. While Rangers scored a few goals with their header, the Capitals exploded in the middle and took a 15-5 shot advantage, including goals from Justin Schultz and striker Hendrix Lapier.
In the third match, Alexander Ovechkin scored two more goals, leaving the Capitals star behind Marcel Dion to take fifth place in the list of best goals in NHL history. The Rangers ’single score, with Chris Craider’s strength, came in between Ovechkin’s two scores.
Rangers goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev defeated Igor Shesterkin with a header in the table in a row, allowing him to score five goals in 27 shots.
The scene took place long before game time in Washington, a large crowd gathered outside Capital One Arena, with a man dressed as the capital walking on his lashes and Lit’s “My Worst Enemy” – passing through some speakers gone
Fans of the capital appeared when they introduced the man of the evening, Wilson, at the grand opening. As the Rangers pulled the ice, it rained from three heights in the building, with little New York fans in the building trying to make themselves heard.
Of course it was there, Rangers off-season Sammy Bleis and Capitals Trevor van Riemsdik got into it early. Given Blaise’s rough play with van Riemsdik, the Rangers were called up for only three penalties in the first half – and Patrick Nemat’s free-kick put Capital captain TJ Oshie into the game in less than 5 minutes.
Washington defender Nick Jensen came close to 2-0 a few minutes later, but the Rangers struggled for offside and the goal was canceled.