Capitals 1, ‘Canes 4
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Capitals played with out captain Chris Clark who took a puck to the mouth in Boston’s game. Dainius Zubrus suited up for this one, but he suffered a knee on knee blow in the previous game. The Caps played a good first, but then just looked beat up. The Hurricanes’ picked a good day to play the Caps.
Richard Zednik scored the only tally on the power play, and the once stingy penalty kill that I praise broke down when the Stanley Cup Champions came to town. The Caps looked a little out of sync in this game. There were too many small mental mistakes that were making them play catch up all night.
Overall Grade: C-
I don’t know what it is about the Carolina Hurricanes that I give them a lot of credit in this game for winning it, rather than the Caps losing it. Some of the ‘Canes dads were in attendance for take your pop to work weekend.
Caps need to hit a reset button or something. It just seems that they are a little off. Maybe it’s the loss of Clark or they’re a little beat up. Whatever the problem is, the Caps don’t have much time to turn it around when they meet Boston, in Boston.