Was That The Caps Or Wizards Out There?

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, March 23, 2012

For the second straight night the Washington Capitals came out of the gate firing behind the streaking play of Alexander Ovechkin.  And for the second straight night Ovechkin, his heart, and the rest of the Caps disappeared late in the game and Washington ended up with an Overtime loss in a game they should have won.  Jets 4, Caps 3 (OT).

Alex Ovechkin has been playing some great hockey.  The key word in that sentence is "some".  What is the point of scoring goals if you don't win the game.  After Alex doesn't score for a while he begins to let up and he stops playing hard every single shift.  It is so frustrating to watch because sometimes I feel like his teammates "want it" more than he does.  I expect a captain to DIE on the ice, something that guys like Allen Iverson would do.  So why doesn't Ovi play that way?

I can't even write about the actual game...

While the Caps did get a point, they didn't deserve it.  Meanwhile the Beefaloes have caught up to the Caps in the standings with each team having 7 more games to play.  That is a lot of games.  A lot of games where 1 point isn't going to be good enough.  The Senators are helping the Caps out by losing and may help the Caps get into the playoffs if they continue their freefall.  Winnipeg is also hanging around.

The Caps have set a new NHL record for most "must-wins" in a single year, and they plan to keep adding to the record....Sunday, Verizon, Wild, 5pm, Huge...Time is running out...

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