The Capitals are alone at the top of the Eastern Conference, thanks to a 3-2 overtime win last night over the Philadelphia Flyers. Mike Green slapped in the game-winning goal behind Philly netminder Sergei Bobrovsky just 29 seconds seconds into overtime. The win completed an impressive three game home stand that included wins over the #2 (Philadelphia) and #5 (Boston) teams in the conference.
I said earlier that this week’s home games were an opportunity for Washington to finally show consistency. Even though they didn’t necessarily do that (blowing a 3-0 lead against Boston comes to mind), the fact remains: they are winning. With a record of 10-4, how much criticizing could we possibly do?
Maybe all of these close games are a good thing for the Capitals. They’ve played a lot of close games and have had to fight back from adversity. As much as Caps fans would love to see their team blow opponents out on a nightly basis, I think playing some closer games will help Washington out when it comes to the post-season. The team is winning right now and in a variety of different ways. Hopefully, they learn from this stretch of games.
Blog from Terrapin Sophomore Josh Fendrick
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