Hoo boy. I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, guys. The Caps got wubbalubbadubdubbed by the Florida Panthers. With approximately 35 thousand players missing due to various injuries and arbitrary suspensions, the remaining Caps couldn’t put the puck in the net for forty minutes, whereas the Panthers couldn’t stop scoring.
First was Jonathan Huberdeau assisted by Jaromir Jagr. Alex Barkov came second with a top shelf score on Philipp Grubauer. The second period saw goals from Trocheck and Huberdeau again, and if you noticed that none of those people are Capitals, good for you.
The Caps came back to life in the third, lifted by goals by Nick Backstom and Andre Burakovsky, but this was never a winnable game. Some dude got an empty netter, and that’s that.
Panthers beat Caps 5-2. The Caps have not won a game since January 19.
If you don't like Joe B and Locker, I will personally kick your ass and by that I mean ask Alan May to do it for me. https://t.co/hyrLElI9Px
— Michael Jenkins (@JenksNBCS) February 3, 2016
Joe B suit of the night
The Caps lost again, but don’t despair. It’s not going to be cold, it’s not going to be gray, and it’s not going to last you for the rest of your life. Bad nights happen to even great teams, and this is a great team. I usually hate this time of year, but with the Caps this good, tonight excepted, I can’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter. 😉
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