Going to keep things brief because I've GOT to catch up on my sleep, so we're going to do it rapid-fire style tonight:
Ugh...Neuvirth doesn't look sharp and gets pulled...because he's got a case of the yucks so I'm told. Second goal was awful--he was five feet out of position. The Japers folks begged the question--if he wasn't feeling well, why was he played? Varlamov looks sharp at least.
Marcus Johansson gets his first. Congrats! .....and many more!
PK is still perfect, go figure. Let's see if they can keep it up.
Matt Hendricks in a fight early on...not too shabby. John Erskine also got into it. Too bad he also got into some bad stuff that pretty much doomed the Caps.
Jason Chimera still getting to the net....still not able to finish
I'm not ashamed to say I've got Nathan Horton on my fantasy squad...so if there's any good that came out of it it was his 1 A 1 P +2 night in addition to Varly's .929 Save Percentage for the Bumblers.
Caps shoddy defense and poor backchecking---and Alex is a minus 2!!!!!! When is this team going to be "angry" enough to realize they can't play from behind all the freaking time? Japers Rink thinks it might be partially a coaching issue and I'm inclined to agree.
Alex, Alex, Alex....you play for the Capitals, not the Nationals! or the Wizards for that matter!
Brooks Laich and Semyon Varlamov--only two Caps worth mentioning with the possible exception of Jeff Schultz (a beast on the PK) and Marcus Johansson of course. Come to think of it, Alex Semin had some good shots too. But despite a stronger effort overall, they're still not getting results...GIT R DONE!!!
Better bring a bit more intensity Thursday--Thomas looks sharp. And it'll be their home opener so they'll be pumped.
Final score--Bruins 3, Capitals 1 GWG--Milan Lucic.
Up to the Gah-den on Thursday. Time to make like Emeril and kick it up a notch.
Your best overall Capital for the game is in red in the pic below. Enjoy!