What a terrible game for the Caps, as is tradition. Couldn’t do anything that remotely resembled something a competent, well coached, well constructed team would do.
Braden Holtby gave up 3 goals on the first 6 shots. What a plunge he has taken this season. Really sucks to see. He really appeared that he would be the franchise goalie for this club, but the wheels have fallen off. Some people are blaming the Caps for bringing in Kolzig as the goaltending coach, but Holtby is still allowing some softies that he shouldn’t.
Mike Green was treated like a rag doll and hopefully won’t miss too much time.
He has actually been playing better as of late, not just on the offensive end, but also not making careless mistakes in his own end.
John Erskine is not a good hockey player. He shouldn’t be getting the minutes he’s getting.
And how about these hardos behind the net?
The only guy to give a full 60 minutes not dressed in a Blue Jackets sweater was the kid sitting behind Adam Oates. Straight up dominated for 3 full periods.
Caps vs Red Wings tonight, in case you wanted flashbacks of the 1998 cup finals to make you feel worse. Fuck you, Esa Tikkanen.