Capitals try to find positives in comeback against Blues: ‘If we gonna play the same way the last two periods, we gonna get results right away’
The Washington Capitals lost all three games of its road trip this week and surrendered the first goal in every one of them. For the second time in a first period, they gave up three-or-more goals. On Sunday, they gave up four goals to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first stanza while on Thursday against the St. Louis Blues, they gave up three.
After their latest loss however, the Capitals tried to focus on the positives. They outplayed the Blues (who were playing in a back-to-back) in the second and third periods, deciding to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at goaltender Thomas Greiss. They out-shot the Blues 40-12 in the final 40 minutes of regulation and forced overtime after scoring four goals. They earned a standings point in the process.
Goal scorers Alex Ovechkin, Conor Sheary, and John Carlson spoke to the media after the game and tried to make sense of what happened. They all were concerned by the team’s poor start, but believe that if the team can patch together a full 60, things will turn around quickly. Currently, the team sits out of the playoffs with a 7-9-3 record.