For the second time in consecutive nights, the Caps allowed a 2-0 game go to overtime. Tonight’s battle with the Hurricanes found the Caps continuing to struggle with the penalty kill, but a superlative effort from Mike Green and an overtime goal from Tomas Fleischmann earned the red team the win.
The Caps clearly have not yet returned to their pre-Olympic break heights. The top line is whiffing on the crease-cluttered opportunities they used to exploit. The penalty kill unit gave up only one goal on four chances tonight, but they’re still not operating at full capacity. The usual suspects (*Cough*Semin*Cough*) are still committing penalties and surrendering pucks with alarming frequency. Fixing these problems will be crucial not only in the post-season, but in the next few weeks to secure the President’s Trophy.
Look, Ma! Bullets!
Here’s an exchange between the girlfriend and me while watching post game interviews:
“I don’t think Eric Belanger is up to the Caps standard of handsomeness.”
“He looks like you, Peter.”
Friends, I won’t be around on Friday to write a game recap, so please feel free to manufacture your own smart-ass commentary.
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