The Caps desperately wanted to break their two-game slide that has followed their epic winning streak. They played a disciplined, almost subdued games tonight, but that restraint did not bring them a win. Tied from the end of the 2nd period, tonight’s game in St. Louis went all the way to the shootout, where David Perron deflected a puck off of Jose’s back for the winning shot. Blues beat Caps 4-3.
At least we got a point.
Here come your last bullets for a few weeks:
So, it seems more likely than not that the Caps roster will not be the same come March 4th. For a team that has created so much chemistry in the last few months, they still have a ways to go before they are what Lord Stanley requires. Nonetheless, the Russian Machine has nothing but affection for each of our Washington Capitals, and we will miss dearly any who move on. If that includes both Morrison(n)s, so be it.
We look forward to the Olympic break. The team needs a moment to brush up on fundamentals, tune up the 2nd and 3rd lines, and maybe shift around the roster. The superstars (sans 52) will be giving us the performances of their lives in Vancouver. And we at the Machine have a few surprises in store for you. While the NHL may be shutting down for a few weeks, we certainly will not.
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