Trainwreck known as the Washington Capitals

CapsThe bad news is that these guys can’t beat anyone in the first eight positions in the Eastern Conference (0-7-1 after Thursday’s come-from-ahead 3-2 loss to the Devils.)  The good news is the last placed Caps compete in the dreadful Southeast Division where they are only six points out of first place.  The division leading Hurricanes are actually one point behind the eighth place New York Rangers, so with one third of the season complete, it looks like the Southeast champ will be the only qualifier in the post season.

After Saturday’s back-to-back home finale against the Devils, the Caps get Carolina head-to-head in three of the next eight games and appear to have hit a softer spot in the schedule so all is not lost.  Despite the absence of Mike Green, their power play continues to click and the effort expended in the last two one-goal affairs has been good.  Stupid penalties in the third period killed their chances against the Devils.  Not picking on John Carlson, but #74 was terrible in his own end and the constant turnovers night after night are killing us.  Also, some local fans are blaming the officials and they need to stop.  The Caps just lost a bunch of one-on-one battles to New Jersey in the third period, and blaming the refs is a cop out.  They outworked the Devils for most of the game but fell apart mentally at the end, again.  Alex Ovechkin played hard but sometimes the better team just wins.

This team badly needs two points on Saturday and to prove they can beat a good team.  There is still life with the weaker schedule but we’re getting the crash cart ready.

Let’s Go Caps!

About Brian Penn

Avid sports fan and golf nut. I am a lifelong resident of the Washington D.C. area and love to follow the local teams. Also worked as a golf professional in the Middle Atlantic PGA for several years and am intrigued by the game to no end. I love to play and practice and am dedicated to continual improvement.
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