Capitals Can Make It Two In a Row Tonight When Struggling New Jerey Visits

December 21st, 2010 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
How big was the 3-2 win in Ottawa on Sunday night that ended the seven-game losing streak? It was so big that the Capitals on ice celebration following the victory looked like they had just eliminated the Senators in Game Seven in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In fact, I stuck around to see if the teams would shake hands at center ice.

While any win during a seven-game losing is a big win, Washington didn't seem to play much differently than they had in many of the games in which they lost seven in a row. They fell behind 2-0 in the first period and even Boudreau said he still thinks the third period in Boston in which they peppered Bruins goalie Tim Thomas with 26 shots, has been their best period during the streak.

Boudreau said following the morning skate yesterday, “I thought the last two periods were really good Sunday night against Ottawa,” "but I don’t care if we won 54 games or what last year, I don’t think we’ve ever played a better third period than we did in Boston.

The Caps gave up three first period goals and only Tim Thomas's efforts in net prevented a Washingto ...

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