Where's Kopitar-stradamus and his prediction machine? 16 sighting....
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.
This game is a joke. Panthers are worse than we are. This is two bad teams playing, with the Panthers getting very lucky bounces and two goals against from Erskine.
Also, regardless of the outcome, the Florida Panthers are an embarrassment. Not hard to see why the Owners wanted to protect themselves when 70% of this stadium is empty.
As I type this, Florida gets away with a blatant delay of game. Since when is covering the puck in your own crease not a penalty? Between that, the Hendricks no call, and a goal which should have been disallowed due to an inadvertent whistle we've had top notch officials tonight.