The Capitals played another excruciatingly mild game on Thursday night, this time on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes. They had the lead, but then they stopped pressing, and then they didn’t have a lead. If not for Eric Fehr, this would have been an awful night.
Jay Beagle scored on the rush early in the first, cleaning up Jason Chimera’s rebound. The second period went scoreless, but old pal Alex Semin scooped the puck to the top corner early in the third to tie the game. Eric Fehr forced a turnover late in rego and scored solo.
Caps beat Canes 2-1.
— 📣📣📣 SAM WOLK #ALLCAPS (@TheHornGuy) December 5, 2014
Joe B suit of the night
I could take the Caps blowing games last season because they weren’t built to win. This season, however, the Caps have shown us how good they can be– among the best in the league. But instead of doing the things they can do best, they play this maddeningly medicore game.
They don’t pay to win; they play not to lose. And it’s hardly ever works. You could argue it didn’t work tonight. They’ve gotta make changes ASAP or else we’re gonna see more and more one-goal games and a 50/50 season— regardless of how good the Caps’ puck possession used to be.
Capitals, we love you. Please be better.
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