Alex Ovechkin appeals to the ref. (Photo credit: Bill Wippert)
The Washington Capitals might have had too much figgy pudding, as their post-Christmas match-up with the Buffalo Sabres was one of their ugliest of the season. Maybe the worst.
Exactly how bad was it? So bad that we’re exercising The Option. The option is an obscure RMNB bylaw that allows us to not really write about a game because it was so wretched our primitive language cannot adequately describe it.
Roman Hamrlik wasted 9 seconds before sending the puck over the glass. Michal Neuvirth got pulled in the first because he was being a sieve. Unless being a sieve is a good thing, in which case he was NOT being a sieve. Mathieu Perreault impaled himself on his own stick, but he came back in time to leave his skates on a hit. Karl Alzner had a good view of three Buffalo goals. Brooks Laich won 7 of 19 faceoffs. Alex Ovechkin fired 5 shots. Dmitry Orlov won Palm player of the game for some reason.
The situation with the Capitals is dire. This team will not make the playoffs unless they make a significant course correction. Installing Dale Hunter hasn’t been enough. What do you think?
Our opinion: these guys are SOFT. Prove us wrong on Wednesday.
“Soft” by Ian Oland, who is a grown-up.
Michal Nuevirth gave up 3 goals on 6 shots (Photo credit: Rick Stewart)
Alex Semin got high sticked by Brayden McNabb (Screen cap: @Valtard)
Joe B suit of the night