The Washington Capitals were outplayed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Three. Sunday, in a conference call with reporters, Barry Trotz made it sound like he was a step ahead of his counterpart.
“We’ll have a good game plan and the guys will be ready for tomorrow,” Trotz said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir. Trotz added that he believed Mike Babcock would stay with the same matchups and the same strategies that the Leafs coach had utilized since the start of the series.
The Leafs did, but the Capitals, including Trotz, had few answers, getting out-attempted 71-52 (in all situations). After the game, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Alan May criticized the Caps coaching staff on the postgame show, CSN Capitals Extra, for allowing their best player to be gamed into playing only two minutes and one second more than fourth-line winger Tom Wilson.