The Caps find themselves in an 0-2 series hole after falling to the Penguins 6-2 on Saturday night. This game sucked and it’s understandable if you’ve got “here we go again” running through your head.
The Caps absolutely dominated the first period. This was one of the more dominant twenty minutes of hockey the Caps have played this season. But the frame ended with nothing to show for it and, oooh boy, does that sting now. Missed assignments, odd-man rushes, and Braden Holtby looking human came to define a game that could have looked very different if a puck or two had been deposited behind Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period.
But it didn’t happen. And here we are.