Gah! On pixel this looked like an easy match up. The Caps, second in the NHL and well atop the Southeast, should be able to lay down the smack on the last-place Canes for the third time this season. That sure as hell did not happen– as the Canes bested the Caps 6-3 and handed the home team their first loss inside the division all season. You could blame it on the distractions from today’s trade, a consistently incompetent defensive squad, or Jose Theodore’s top-heavy prettiness:goalstopping ratio; but the Caps got beat all around the phone booth tonight.
In a somber mood and somewhat nauseated from hot wings, let’s break it down:
The Caps power play sucked so hard even Horn Guy was lacking enthusiasm (HORN GUY FOLLOW US ON TWITTER PLEASE). Maybe it’s the hot wings talking here (and they are talking… in the bad way), but the level of play we saw tonight was not Cup-caliber, maybe not even playoff material. Bruce’s team has another opportunity to prove themselves on Wednesday against San Jose, a very impressive team this season. Maybe this Chimera guy will show us something special. Or bite Ovie’s ear off during the pre-game skate.
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