No Ovi, NO Grabo, PROBLEM

Short review, we suck.

The Capitals looked to break the 6 game losing streak Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. The Devils were ahead of the Caps by 1 point and a win would have helped in the standings.

The Devils jumped to the early lead after Steven Gionta’s slap shot slipped through Neuvirth’s glove and body with 15:03 remaining. Orlov couldn’t handle a pass from Erat and Jagr took it the other direction and Gionta finished it off.

Then Comcast decided to take a commercial break in the middle of the period. I don’t know what happened but when it came back Neuvy made a great save on Henrique, and then a real commercial break came. Then later in the period they decided to do it again, horn guy wasn’t happy.

at least they reached out

Dad? Photo from Ian Oland

Dad? Photo from Ian Oland

The Devils doubled their lead on a nice pass from Jagr (damn that guy) to Adam Henrique who put it into the empty net. What seems like the game-winning goal early, it also helped that Wilson was called on a penalty moments later.

The Capitals opened the door when they got there first goal in ever on a deflection by Jason Chimera. Wilson made the Erskine whose one-timer was deflected in giving the Capitals life with 9:50 remaining. It took a Chimeracle to brake up the drought.

  • After taking a terrible penalty, Erat had two back to back shifts with scoring chances
  • Neuvy’s positioning is questionable at best, guess when you don’t play often it happens, he finished strong
  • Can score when you don’t hit the net, we need to hit the net more
  • Volpatti got crushed twice early in the first
  • Schneider showed why he had a .950 some odd save%
  • We like to take penalties now that our PK is under 75%
  • I think it is time for Tom Wilson to get top 6 minutes, develop the kid (typed this before the assist go me!)
  • At least people can see that it wasn’t a goalie problem
  • secondary goal scoring is needed, soon

*I decided to change my seat mojo and watched the game in my basement*


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