Photo credit: Rob Carr
In an unconventional move, Eric Fehr chose to play the Boston Bruins solo on Tuesday night. After falling back in the first period, Eric Fehr, completely unassisted, clawed his way back before scoring a spectacular overtime game-winner.
It was a night of first and a night of comebacks. Fehr was a hero, Wojtek Wolksi redeemed himself, and two plucky kids got on the scoreboard. A great team performance.
Eric Fehr beats Bruins 4-3 (OT)
The individual efforts the Caps put up continues to be heartening. They’re playing well as a team and don’t seem half as flustered as they did in February. I think they’ve got good leadership, good coaching, and good attitudes. I do not think they’ve got the right players.
Yeah, a bunch are injured: Green, Laich, and Brouwer all missed Tuesday’s game. Even with them, I’m not sure this team has the gear to race. They’re Kim Crosby’s Boudreaux’s Butt Paste car up against Roush Racing. They might squeak out a win in a short track, but they’re not built to win the 500.
That is no criticism of the guys themselves, who are working their oddly bulky hockey butts off on the ice. They actually kept pace with the second strongest possession team in the league. That’s huge. But they can’t do it forever.
Time for an upgrade. Or, at least, it’s time to plan for an upgrade.
For now, let’s be happy: The Caps took two points off what I think is the best team in the East. That’s a big flipping deal.
Stay safe in the storm, everybody. We need you alive for Thursday, when Jason Chimera will surely score on the Florida Panthers.
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