I am glad we seeing Holtby. Not to piss off the Neuvy fans. But he had a solid chance to steal some for us and didn't. I can hear it now, "but he kept us in the games". Well, that's the minimum all goalies have to do every night.
Don't be so hard on Schultzie - he had to fix his cap before he got moving again on that last goal. Shoulda called a timeout.
Caps win tonight in a shootout. We get to see Ribeiro, Hendricks and Wolski.
One of Poti or Hamrlik is traded no later than Monday (speculation). Seriously, something has to give because the Caps need to make space for Laich and baby Orlov is back practicing in Hershey I believe so he'll be in Wash. soon too.
He played solid over the last couple of games but that's about it. He gave up a soft goal in both of the last two games and they lost both by a goal. Not saying he was the reason they lost, but he was hardly a shut down goalie in either game IMO
I am convinced coaches are told to play/prioritize Sarge to aid in his seemingly never ending development. It explains why George likes noob coaches. While Hunter scratched him for a month, come playoff time, he was in there. Minus 12 and all. I did see Sarge last night have to hustle to a loose puck. I guess that was good enough to keep him in the lineup. The guy can do no wrong.
For the record Holt was tripped by Sunds dangerously into the boards on an icing, and this all happened on a 2nd icing right afterwards. Tiger got his gross for crosschecking Holt in the back of the head. Sundstrom did not defend himself, it was quite the sight. All 3 officials were laying on top of Holt at one point, who displayed an impressive feat of strength as he lifted them off of the ice a few times.
I sat in the aluminum section 101 with the folks wearing the duct taped boots. You know who you are.
Just reread my post, and I can see why you thought that. But the origin of that was Randy lamenting on certain Caps no longer taking shots, even ones that missed. My comment was aimed at a reason as to why they don't: more shots are being blocked, and the coaches have picked up on that (heck, the coaches are the ones implementing it across the league), and told our guys to cool it.
Appreciate your post though, I didn't know where we stood.
The Caps/Rags was just on replay, and I gotta say, I'm not looking forward to facing either of these teams, especially the Pens, on Sunday. They looked pretty organized, and fast... as the Rags found out on a breakaway.