Capitals vs Devils in Nine Beagles

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Capitals vs Devils on Thursday did not go well. Chris Gordon did his best to delight you while holding the RMNB reins, but nothing could salvage a very bad night for the home team.

Except maybe this.

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By the way, the Capitals’ minus-18 even-strength shot differentials is their worst regular-season differential since… well since sometime in the Boudreau era as far as I can tell.

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Did you know the Capitals have committed eight delay-of-game penalties in the last sixteen games? I think that’s a 29y53% increase from last year, but you can check my math.

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Fast Fact: Alex Ovechkin fired 16 shots in the last 3 games without a goal. He usually scores twice in that span.

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John Carlson. Just John Carlson.

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Capitals human Jay Beagle won 88% of his 9 faceoffs. HEY WAIT THAT’S NOT SAD AT ALL. YEY JAY

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Shucks. Thursday was the Caps’ second consecutive “wasted start.” Braden Holtby’s play should be good enough for a win 75% of the time.

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Troy Brouwer got a misconduct at the end of regulation for being snippy. Can you blame him?

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Brooks Laich is on twitter, but not the ice.

Thank you to @weaglemonkey for the inspiration. Spay or neuter your pets, y’all!

  • Hokaheyhockey

    Sigh, Bugle Man lost his voice. Beagle worked hard but his team mates were not exactly the Hounds from Hell except for the 2nd period. Ovie kept missing net except for one crazy awesome shot in the last seconds of the game that amazed everyone but Brodeur. The crowd got loud after the 2nd 5 on 3 penalty kill forced on the Caps by the refs. Maybe we should get a Jack Russell Terrier for a mascot. We could use the tenacity and the optimism.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    My sister had a Jack Russell. She was the best.
    The end.

  • Hockeynightincanada

    I make the same face as some of these Beagles when I see Jeff Schultz and Tom Poti in the lineup too.

  • http://twitter.com/BarrowsBOY Andrew

    Jeff Schultz doesn’t need to prove himself anymore to haters like you. The stats don’t lie. He is always in top of our plus minus. He may not look good doing it, but he does well for this team.

  • http://twitter.com/BarrowsBOY Andrew

    Jeff Schultz doesn’t need to prove himself anymore to haters like you. The stats don’t lie. He is always in top of our plus minus. He may not look good doing it, but he does well for this team.

  • Chris

    someone inform John Carlson that blazing it up is not a good pregame routine

  • http://twitter.com/sickunbelievabl Sick, Unbelievable

    Hounds from Hell could be a vague reference to novels by Robert Jordan, Roger Zelazny, or Steven Erikson. It’d be pretty rad if you’ve done this on purpose.

  • fan

    Where are you getting this idea?

  • fan

    this idea as in what makes u think he did that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374634677 Anna Roscigno

    1. Pretty sure Chris was just joking and not being literal about what Carlson was doing. (hopefully!)
    2. From the fact that Carlson was the one that made the giant error that caused goal #1..which only makes you think that he was under some sort of influence that rendered him dumb at that point.

  • scott

    Carlson doesnt need substances to render himself stupid he seems to be doing just fine on his own with that. Think our blue lines bet hope right now is a speedy return of dima

  • http://twitter.com/rmobrien21 R.O’B.

    do we need to hold the puppy hostage again?