Are the Capitals Waiting tor the Playoffs or are they Already Done?

March 31st, 2010 by Renee Perron Leave a reply »
I don't think any Caps fans were happy last night. Only a few minutes into the first period, the Caps were already trailing the Ottawa Senators, and by the end of the first period, it was 3-1 Ottawa.   The Caps had only 4 shots on goal in the first period, shocking for the offense-dominated team that usually averages over 30 shots per game.

Let's face it: it didn't look pretty.

By the end of the game, it looked like things were picking up, and the Caps entered overtime with the scoreboard reading 4-4. 

However, they lost it all in overtime again after Nicklas Backstrom was pulled off the ice for a tripping penalty. One man down, the Caps were seemingly easily overtaken by the Senators, who played some solid hockey.

What worries me is not last night, but next month. The Senators represent the talent that the Capitals will be facing in the playoffs. Although the Caps have already clinched a spot in the playoffs, they don't seem to be gearing up for the Stanley Cup. 

Last night, the team looked disorganized. Even in the best moments of the game, they looked a little frazzled, as if they were simply throwin ...

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