Neuvirth is awful. He can't make a stop when it matters. I have no doubt in my mind we would've won this game if he didn't let that Sharmin soft goal in to make it 4-2. He looks lost out there. If he can't handle being a backup, trade him because his play doesn't even warrant him being on the team right now.
But I thought Ovechkin played very well tonight, and hopefully it carries into tomorrow. BB still needs to be fired though. You know you're a horrible coach when you try to implement a defensive system and your team still gets scored on at least 3 times a game, all while taking most of the offensive game away (hard rim every time). He needs to go, and no matter how well this team plays, they won't get anywhere in the playoffs because Boudreau's system is horrible, he can't motivate the team to play well twice a week, let alone every game, he makes some very questionable decisions, and he fails to make adjustments (although I did like that he put OV on the point, Laich just isn't very good there)
Ranger fan here, great game. I'm a closet Caps fan every once in a while (I'm Russian and Ovi is one of my fav. players) despite our recent playoff meetings. I really think you guys need to fire BB. WHY hasn't it happened already? cmon, is your GM blind?
I remember in 09-10, when you guys had the run n gun system, you were by far the most feared team in the league. Yes, you lost to MTL in the POs, but honestly, that was a testament to how well Halak played. Not a reason to drastically change the system in a way that EXTREMELY underutilizes OVs ability.
Good luck (until you guys play us again of course)