Recap? Sure.

I don’t have a lot to say about tonight’s game other than the Capitals looked really flat. You could tell it was their second game of a back-to-back as they looked out of sync for most of it. Pretty much the opposite of how they played yesterday and the Wild responded well by forechecking hard and not allowing us to get much offense for most of the game. Washington started to skate better and get some momentum in the third period but could only muster up one goal which wasn’t enough to get them the win.

I’m taking nothing away from the Wild since they played a great game and Niklas Backstrom had a few fantastic stops but the Capitals simply didn’t play that good tonight. It’s hard to win when only one line is creating pressure for 2/3 of the game and it doesn’t help when you have 5 penalties. 4 of which were killed off. I’m not putting a lot of stock into this game since it was the second of a back-to-back and games like this will happen. Nothing left to do but hope they come out strong against Calgary on Saturday night.

Also, I’ve had my complaints about Craig Laughlin before but listening to the Wild broadcast team do tonight’s game was brutal so I’m going to be thankful that I don’t have to listen to them every night.

Three Stars

1. Niklas Backstrom

2. Miikko Koivu

3. Matt Cullen


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