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Seven straight losses is not where anyone thought the Caps would be heading into HBO’s 24/7 special. The intensity is there. The scoring chances are there. Just not the goals, and– as a result– not the wins either.
Bruce Boudreau was happy to have a break after a tough loss, saying, ”I think it is important for us to have 2 days before our next game.” Is two days enough?
During his tenure as Caps’ head coach, Boudreau’s team hasn’t fared well in games that end in regulation with two days sandwiched between puck drops. In fact, it could be worst possible scenario.
|Break before next game||Wins||Losses||W%||GF/Gm||GA/Gm||Goal Diff|
|Back to back games||23||15||0.605||2.8||2.2||0.6|
|1 day before next game||69||32||0.683||1.8||1.2||0.6|
|2 days before next game||19||15||0.559||1.4||1.1||0.3|
|3 days before next game||7||1||0.875||4.0||0.4||3.6|
The Caps have the worst win percentage (.559) with 2 days in between games. Compare that to back-to-back games (.605) or even just one day to prepare (.683), and we could have to wait until the boys in red face Ottawa on Dec 19th before we see the Caps right the ship.