Bruce Boudreau Unhappy With Washington Capitals’ Effort in Loss To Thrashers

December 6th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals lost to the Atlanta Thrashers by a score of 3-1 on Saturday December 4. A quick glance at the box score shows that Atlanta goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 45 saves in the game, an impressive number. After the game, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau implied that Pavelec’s save total was a misleading stat.

“You look at our team and we haven’t scored a lot of goals lately,” Boudreau offered in his postgame interview. “I think it’s the lack of commitment to paying the price to score. We’re all wanting to score, but we’re staying on the perimeter hoping to get the puck rather than being the guy who’s going to get the puck. And the guys that did that had chances. But they’re not natural goal scorers.”

“[Matt] Hendricks went to the net, there was a loose puck there and it bounced over his stick. Eric Fehr, who’s holding his stick too tight, went to the net and it flipped up on him. The same thing with [Mike] Knuble, who had things in there. But the guys that are looking to score aren’t getting their nose dirty enough to score the goals.”

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