It would be one thing if the Caps squeaked another narrow win to keep their 9-game streak alive. It’s another thing entirely when the Caps secure that win in another blowout and without the presence of any their typical superstar antics. The 4-1 victory over the Florida (America’s groin) Panthers is owed mostly to garbage man Mike Knuble, who continues to find ways to score that look horrible in a highlight reel. So although the streak continues, this fan’s worries abound.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
All joking aside, tonight’s game worries us. The Panthers were the better team for the first twenty minutes and were only stumped by superlative work in goal by Lil Mikey Neuvirth. Even Coach Bruce Boudreau admits he has anxiety over the streak. Like my college roommate, Boudreau is “touching wood all the time, hoping we can continue it.” WTF, Bruce? Well, come Sunday the boys face Tampa Bay, the last team to render a loss for Washington. If the Caps play the way they did tonight, this winning streak will end with nine, and the enchantment of January 2010 will not have carried over.
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