I thought we played pretty well and the Rangers chances were mostly harmless.
They're going down easy trying to draw calls....
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
The Rags are not nearly as dangerous as Boston, took me about 10 minutes of the period to be sure of that. And I don't think the speed difference is so great as to offset Bostion's advantage in physicality. Whether we lose this game or not, I feel pretty good about the series.
I don't really mind the dives. One thing that seems consistent is that diving teams get karma to bite them in the ass more often than not. Vancouver against Boston last year, Vancouver against LA this year, then Boston against us. My guess is the diving coupled with the coach whining infects the whole team's mentality and subconsciously gets them to try less hard and look for shortcuts more. That was visible with Boston towards the later games.