If you were not watching last night’s Caps game, then boy did you miss quite a sensation. The Caps were hosting the Stanley Cup defending champions, the Boston Bruins and it didn’t look very good for the home town boys in red. The Caps were missing a number of VIP’s (Very Important Players) such as Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, and Alex Ovechkin -pretty much all of the team’s biggest stars- and the Bruins were looking strong.
The game went underway and after the first period, the Caps were down 1-0. The second period however was a completely different story, with a combined five goals scored by both teams. And the game looked a little better with the Caps up 3-2. But the Caps hadn’t won yet, as there was still another period to go.
The third period is when all your wildest dreams came true. Let’s tally up the awesomeness:
- Caps win 5-3!
- Consequently, all fans in attendance got free wings (for 5 goals)!
- The team played amazingly without the help of some star players.
- Matthieu Perrault got his career first hat trick…
- And got a pie in the face curtesy of cap’n Ovie to celebrate!
It was a truly incredible night and I couldn’t be more proud of Matti P. Below are some pictures of the whole hat trick affair and the celebrations to follow:
And check out this video of Matti P’s post-game interview with “Smokin'” Al Koken which went haywire when a rogue shaving cream pie came from mastermind Alex Ovechkin, and headed right for the Player of the Game’s face…