“I liked us” is a quote that Mike Babcock gave to the media after his Leafs lost to the Caps on Saturday night in the crazy Alex Ovechkin hat trick game. I know this because I watched Steve Dangle’s LFR that he put out the next day. Steve has a term he likes to use called an “honest loss.”
I think it describes this Capitals 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings well. It was a honest loss in a game where “I liked us”. The Caps weren’t bad, the Kings weren’t exactly “better”, you just can’t win all 82 games in a season.
The Capitals out-shot the Kings 29 to 27 and out-attempted them five-on-five 52 to 45.