It was a long time coming and awfully sweet when it did.
After the Tampa Bay Lightning went penalty-free for more than 120 minutes, the Washington Capitals finally caught a break in the waning minutes of the second period of a critical Game 6.
Braydon Coburn got two minutes in the box for hooking. Facing elimination in a scoreless game, the Caps needed to...um...capitalize.
Twelve seconds into the power play, Evgeny Kuznetsov was denied by Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiey.
Three seconds later, John Carlson's shot was blocked by a defender.
Six seconds after, Alex Ovechkin was stoned by Vasilevskiey. Five seconds later, he was stopped again.
After two periods, the Caps hold the lead, 1-0.