Photo: Tony Gutierrez
The Washington Capitals wrapped up the first week of the new season with a Saturday night date with the Dallas Stars. The Caps’ blistering power play kept on cracking, but the team looked aimless at even strength.
Alex Ovechkin did the power play thing, scoring the game’s first goal from his favorite spot. Following an unwise hard-around in the D-zone, Star Erik Cole tied it up from the slot, and Alex Chiasson (playing in his 8th NHL game) gave them the lead on a 3-on-2. A late-game delay of game from Tyler Seguin yielded some excitement in the final minute, but no goal.
Stars beat Caps 2-1.
I’m trying to withhold stat-based judgment on the team until they get a few more games in, but as good as Ovi looks individually and the man-advantage crew looks, Caps play at evens does not strike fear into the hearts of men.
The good news is that the Caps are off until Thursday and will have plenty of time to work on their even-strength play.
Have a great Saturday night, everybody!
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