Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ovechkin's 200th goal overshadowed by Caps loss

Once again, the Caps with a 2nd place standing in the Eastern conference let the 13th place team in the Western conference, the Los Angeles Kings walk away from the Verizon Center with 2 points.  The Caps did not show up to play defense at all.  The Kings scored on three breakaways.  Seriously? I can't even imagine what Coach Boudreau had to say to those guys after the game.  It was ugly.  

The amazing thing is that the Capitals almost managed to tie the game up in the end of the 3rd period.  That shows how good they can be if they'll show up and play 60 minutes of hockey. Props to Jose Theodore because he, once again, kept them in the game.  How has it happened that the guy who played terribly at the beginning of the season is winning games for the Caps.

Alex Ovechkin's 200th goal came on a faceoff with good work from Alexander Semin on the pass.  The Caps fan favorite joined elite company scoring his 200th goal in his 4th season as only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy reached that level of scoring as quickly.

The Caps went into the penalty box 9 times which killed them.  They've got to stay out of the damn box, particularly, during the playoffs.  The defense also needs to tighten up their game in a big way. That's probably why Karl Alzner has been recalled for tonight's game against the Florida Panthers.

By the way, Caps, this is a division game against a team that beats you frequently no matter where they are in the standings.  Right now, the Kitty Cats are in front of Carolina.  Perhaps you should take them seriously.

I'll be there cheering.

Let's go Caps!

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At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Caps Dreamer

This is a late reply, but I enjoyed you comments regarding the pathetic showing the Caps had that night against the Kings. I just don't get it how that play to a teams level regardless of what that level is. They should have dominated this game and instead, they gave it away with the 3 break away goals that were GIVEN to the Kings. No disrespect intended to LA, they are playing well and are fighting in a very tough conference to get a playoff spot. I tip my hat to them, but if they found a way to exploit the Caps to get 3 break aways, the Caps really need to go back to the drawing board regarding their defensive strategy. I was so pissed about how the defense gave the game away. Only one other thing, I love Ovie!!!!!!!!!!

Love your posts!!


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