Pettinger will knock one in soon. He's playing quite well...nobody needs to be ragging on him.
Pettinger has one goal. His contract was built for him with the idea that he scored 15 goals (16 last season) to 20 goals(season before). He has one goal at the game 27 mark. That is not doing his job. The Caps carry Gordon as a 4 or 5 goals a season forward on the first three lines. The other guys need to score some. Laich has 4 and Pettinger needs to be at least there.
But you know who's back? Quintin "shot blocking machine" Laing. The other day in the dressing room, a veteran player came up to Bruce Boudreau and said something to this effect: "I don't know much about him, but he's a hockey player." That was meant as a major compliment.
I'm guessing it was Ollie. He got the best look at Laing's blocks and defense.