Ahhhh, now that’s the Caps I know and love.
With a chance to go up 3-0 in the series and put the Rangers on life support, the Capitals did what they usually do last night in Game 3 of their playoff series at the Garden.
They let New York back in the series.
That Washington lost, 4-3, isn’t really the story.
It’s the way it happened.
Skating around with cement in their boots most of the night, the Caps gave up a handful of bad goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 3rd period when Backstrom and Ovechkin were both puck-watching in front of the goal just long enough to let New York’s Derek Stepan sneak in and re-direct the puck past Braden Holtby.
Six minutes later it all ended in high-drama when Washington was handed a power play with 1:54 remaining and used an extra-attacker to effectively create a two-man advantage for the game’s final ninety seconds.
How did the Caps handle the 6-on-4 situation?
They passed the puck around – and around – and around – and around. They tried a couple of shots here and there just to keep themselves awake, but nothing ever looked remotely dangerous and the final horn blew with the Caps having failed to create one really good scoring chance with a two-man advantage late in the game.
If you closed your eyes and tried hard enough, you definitely could have seen Mike Ridley, Kelly Miller and Mike Gartner on the ice there at the end, flailing around, looking for one scoring opportunity late in the game. It looked like “the old Caps” in the final ninety seconds.
It’s a series now, as most of us assumed it would be, since the Washington Capitals never, ever, do anything the easy way.
I hope you have Game 7 tickets. That should be one helluva game in D.C. next week.
The story out of Texas where the high school track athlete was disqualified for “excessive celebration” because he pointed to the sky as a show of his faith following a race is proof-positive of what has gone wrong with this country.
These nitwits in Texas should be ashamed of themselves.
Young boys and girls need MORE faith and MORE God in their lives, not less.
Punishing that kid for his post-race demonstration is idiotic.
You would think adults would know better than to hand down an asinine decision like that…then again, those in charge who levied the penalty probably haven’t been to church in 25 years.
I swear, the things human beings do sometimes, huh?
It all makes me wonder how some people actually get by from day-to-day.
I think I’ve had enough for now.
The Caps losing like that coupled with those clowns in Texas…it’s just about all I can handle.
The only saving grace is RUSH is in town tonight playing at the Arena, which means I’ll play some good music during today’s show as a tip of the cap to Geddy, Neil and Alex.