Oh, how the mighty Capitals have fallen.
Last year, I was hyped for this match up — and so was NBC, putting the game on the main network. This year? Well, it was on NBC Sports Network. That should tell you something.
How bad was this game for the Caps? Bryan Bickell had a three-point night (one goal, two assists). Andrew Shaw, who seemed to channel Kris Versteeg with his compulsive need to toe drag every other shift, had two goals. (Viktor Stalberg opened up scoring, while Patrick Kane scored in between Shaw’s two goals.)
Three wins in row, and 7-1-1 in the last nine games despite Jonathan Toews being out of the lineup? I like it!
And speaking of Versteeg — you’re welcome, Florida Panthers fans.