Feinstein: Caps Show Class and Promise
Here's an excerpt of a new column from John Feinstein, who praises the character the Caps showed after their Game 5 loss on a fluky defection off the stick of defenseman Tom Poti:
That the game ended on a fluke play isn't in doubt.
"Anyone who has played in the National Hockey League has had that happen to them at some point," Caps defenseman Brian Pothier said. "Tom did what you're supposed to do and got unlucky."
And yet, Pothier wasn't about to say that made the loss excusable.
"We played our best game of the series," he said. "But it seemed as if they were able to take advantage of the mistakes we made. Hockey is about mistakes. Tonight they were able to take advantage of the ones we made."
But, it was pointed out to him, the game was lost on a fluke in overtime.
"The game was lost because we made mistakes in regulation that caused the overtime," Pothier said firmly.
We'll have more from the skate soon and much more later today from Game 6 in Pittsburgh.
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