WASHINGTON —Troy Brouwer didn’t see his Winter Classic-winning goal beat Corey Crawford. The roar from the Nationals Park crowd and the reaction from his teammates on the ice was what tipped the Capitals forward off to the fact that he had just won the game with 12.9 seconds left in the third period.
The Capitals edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in the 2015 Winter Classic on Thursday. It was a win that almost slipped through the home side’s grasp after they blew a 2-0 lead and later were forced to kill off a 5-on-3 power play after Tom Wilson and John Carlson were called for penalties 29 seconds apart in the second period.
The ebb and flow of the game culiminated late in the third period, with the Capitals on a power play. Alex Ovechkin’s shot attempt ended with a broken stick inside the face-off circle to Crawford’s right. With the puck loose, Brouwer spun around, lifted Brandon Saad’s stick and beat the Blackhawks netminder glove side.
“It was one of those where you just know theRead More »from With dad watching, Troy Brouwer wins Winter Classic for Capitals