Mike Green scored with one of your sticks.
If you turned off Saturday’s Capitals-Predators game after twenty minutes, I’m worried for you. Yes, it was ugly at that point, but the Caps team of the game’s latter two-thirds wasn’t so bad. If you tuned out, you’d have missed Troy Brouwer’s hero pose and Mike Green’s Ovi spot routine. It was still a brutal loss, but it wasn’t such a bad game after all.
The Caps actually looked pretty good for ten minutes, but after failing to convert a 4v3, the Predators took over. First it was Mattias Ekholm, whose pretty backhand goal came right after the Caps power play expired. Then Mike Fisher took the wheel after Karl Alzner lost his stick and a battle in the crease to Filip Forsberg. Speaking of that dude, Forsberg broke our hearts and ended Holtby’s afternoon with a solo scoar.
That all happened in the first damn period.
The second found Troy Brouwer scoring twice, his 19th and 20th of the season, to put the Caps within striking distance. Things were looking up, but then Mike Ribeiro, who is probably a garbage human being, gave the Preds their fourth goal.
Mike Green put the Caps back within one just 20 seconds into the third, scoring on a Greenie shot from the Ovi spot with his Stealth. The Capitals ratcheted up the pressure late, but Pekka Rinne held onto the lead.
Preds beat Caps 4-3.
Joe B suit of night
Alright, let’s shake it off. That as pretty brutal at times, but the Caps did their best to redeemd themselves. No use in stewing over this one, and not much time to do it anyway. The Capitals have less than 24 hours to get up to Manhattan for an early-afternoon rendezvous with the league-leading Rangers tomorrow. Lundqvist and the Rags got smoked by the Bruins today; I wonder how they’ll react.
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