Since the last time the Caps played, I seem to have acquired vertigo. I get dizzy and I have to lay down and sometimes I throw up. Monday’s road game against the New York Islanders felt like more of the same.
Brock Nelson got us going in the first with a goal made possible by Jason Chimera’s secondary assist on the zone entry. Andrew Ladd started the second period with a rush goal against Washington’s top line, followed a minute later by a John Tavares layup. With that, Braden Holtby ditched the net and Philipp Grubauer took over.
Dmitry Orlov cracked the shutout eight minutes into the third, capping off an end-to-end drive by Stephenson and Beagle, but that was all the Caps could muster.
Isles beat Caps 3-1.
— NYC Caps Crew (@NYCCapsCrew) December 12, 2017
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 12, 2017
They can’t all be winners, and this game was definitely a loser. The Caps looked merely human, which is only surprising because they had been pretty excellent for most of the last three weeks (winning eight of their last ten before tonight). They better get over it quick: the Avs are in town tomorrow night. I suspect they’ll be ready.
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