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The Washington Capitals continued their drive to the postseason with a convincing win over the Southeast’s beaching whale, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite having the league’s best scorer in Steven Stamkos and veteran talent from Martin St Louis and that other guy I don’t like, Tampa has been a wreck this season. They fired the bad guy from Casino Royale, but they did pick up a really large person to guard their net now. The Caps scored on him a lot.
Caps beat Bolts 4-2.
The Capitals continue their march up the standings. That’s good, because their competition in the next week will be kinda tough. But with Alex Ovechkin attempting eleven per a game and getting eight on net, I’m a lot more sanguine about this team that I was two weeks ago.
Seriously, I’ve been pretty cool about the 2012 Caps, but they’ve been amazing in the last couple weeks. Unsurprisingly, that’s because of Alex Ovechkin. Adam Oates’ power play tactics and the move to right wing have given Ovi the inspiration he needed. All he had to do is get more pucks on net and the goals started coming. He did, and they have. His empty netter ties him for first in the Rocket Richard Trophy race. If he keeps shooting, I think he can win it.
Tuesday is gonna be a big one against a dominant Habs team. Crash the net.
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