After a grueling three-game, cross-country roadtrip, the Capitals return home Wednesday night for a game against the Maple Leafs. And while a 7-2 Saturday night win over Calgary has most Caps fans smiling, I think there needs to be a more serious tone heading into this week’s game.
For the first month of the season, Washington was everything but consistent. Every time we thought they were turning the corner to be the juggernaut they were during last year’s regular season, they played a dud of a game. Every time we thought the offense was going to stay at a high level like last season, the Caps would struggle to score for a few games at a time.
But this week, the Caps have a chance to show that the their 7-2 destruction of the Flames was not just a blip on the radar (like the win over the Devils was earlier in the season). Washington just had a successful roadtrip in which they won 2 out of the 3 games, playing a complete game against Minnesota and showing us what they’re capable of when they’re at their best against Calgary.
This week is the time for the Capitals to show that they have turned the corner from being an inconsistent club in in October, to a dominant one in November. They’ve got a ton of good will and positive momentum from the roadtrip. Can they sustain it?
Blog from Josh Fendrick–College Park Sophomore
THe Caps, just blew a 3-1 lead in the 3rd period against TOronto, IN WASHINGTON.
This team is, as the reports from most are saying, just over-rated and not very good.
Very frustrating, when you get lots of top picks, and still can’t put it together.
Who is at fault? They don’t spend where they need to spend?
No defense? Just bad.
The Caps were able to turn it on, tie the score, then win in OT but lapses like they had cant be overcome in the playoffs. A long way to go for this most talented team. Is it Boudreau?