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Open thread: Caps vs. Devils

The Caps look to rebound from last night's loss when they host the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center. Feel free to chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter and see your Caps tweets here with #capswp.



By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 9, 2010; 6:29 PM ET
Categories:  New Jersey Devils  
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Comments

Lets not embarrass ourselves with comments like last night's.

WE WILL BE BETTER...I predict a spirited win.

GO CAPS!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

My only complaint about neuvy is ... He needs a new mug shot... Bad

Posted by: guer_j | October 9, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

First win tonight?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

@postID: Absolutely!

C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!!

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

First win tonight? Yes.

Glad to see Carlson and Alzner paired together again and Poti w/Erskine.

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Drop the puck!

Posted by: EricinReston | October 9, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Adam Oates on the enemy bench!

SPLITTER!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

any chance will read about the good plays by the boys tonight?

probably not

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

another VERY dumb fundamental play

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Awesome start.

Posted by: jdove80 | October 9, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Has the game started yet? Are we winning?

Posted by: EricinReston | October 9, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Gotta live with it, it was the kid. He is bound to take a dump or two on the ice.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Anybody else distracted by the poorly execute CGA ads behind the nets?

Posted by: vawoodworker84 | October 9, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

AMERICAN HERO!

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

CAPT AMERICA IN DA HOUSE!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow Carlson nasty wrister!

Posted by: jdove80 | October 9, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

john 'USA' carlson!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

The VW ad has to go. I like that they sponsor the Caps, but not that. Too far.

Posted by: EricinReston | October 9, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

enter the worlds greatest PP

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

MJ will make up for his bad pass by setting up the game winner by Fehr.

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Hoping for a 2 goal victory. Give up a max 2 goals.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

semin out, flash in?

1st pp unit

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

MJ will make up for his bad pass by setting up the game winner by Fehr.

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 7:26 PM

I like dat!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

great shift there by MJ

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Excellent shift by 90.

The mistake wasn't a surprise. There will be more for the kid.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I thought I was seeing things when I saw a red #14 on the ice during the PP. Guess I really did see it. Hmmmmm.

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

btw, that's how to kill penalties. We have a ways to go to kill like that.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

PP LETS STRIKE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Pretty good PP D.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

SUNAVA

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Keystone Cops...

Great sequence by the devs though

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Outworked on that last scoring shift.

The Devils PK is total lockdown.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

The Devils forecheck is really effective.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Backstrom is so good, man.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Passing not Knuble's strength.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Now that's a puck to the face. Owie.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

PP is terrible. Get OV off the point. He isn't even shooting.

Every one in this organization is too comfortable.

Posted by: underpants2 | October 9, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

i wonder how long i have to suffer watching Alzner. He looks like he needs 2 more yrs of strength conditioning. He plays way smaller than his listed size. Another guy who wants nothing to do with contact defensively and cannot hold the line around his net. Fish flopper!

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 9, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Bears and Baby Pens tied at 2 after one period.

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

It's part our PP, part the fact that they know how to kill penalties.

They are doing a much better job in their own end, obviously.

Simply a better defensive team.

You don't wanna play behind against them, either.

Must get the next goal.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

phil KEESEL?>> what the f?

it would be like someone mispronouncing brett faVre

its embarassing to hear updates on other games from someone who clearly doesn't watch hockey. Even a newbie knows how to pronounce Kessel. Its not even spelled keesel

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 9, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

How we doin on the hit counter?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Let's see if Flash stays engaged after getting crunched a couple more times early in this game.

He'll be facing a lot more of that as a C. Better get used to it if he thinks he can hold that spot.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

i think the Caps D so far in 2 games LOOKs worse than last yr. I didn't think it was possible. But our D are not putting any pressure on the forwards, they're allowing them to get on top of the puck and taking the puck away.

I think this D corps will have a different look to it no more than halfway thru the season or we risk suffering a big letdown from last yr's reg season record. And that's something McPhee won't stand by idly on.

Of course I'm sure he'll have an excuse as to why he had to revamp the D midseason. Just hope he doesn't have to deal a Fehr type to make it happen. That will really tick me off.

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 9, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

MJ 4 for 5 on faceoffs in the period.

Somebody show him somethin?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

It's such a stark contrast to watch good defensive teams in their own end compared to the Caps.

There is much less space for us to work with and they just don't let us sustain possession for long.

Much more purpose, better commitment from forwards and defensemen and better positioning.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

The Devils still don't look like a team that does much fancy stuff despite the skill out there.

They just play smart team hockey, keep it simple and work hard.

They are all committed to playing the right way, stars and role players alike.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with the Caps. They down a goal already???

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Also, our checking lines don't seem to be in sync.

That's expected to some extent with new faces but they aren't on the same page and aren't doing much as far as establishing cycles.

Obviously a better defense their facing but I think it's a little more than.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

We need a few more rookies too. Most teams chasing the cup load up on rookies.

I can't believe Semin and Flash are both still on this team.

Posted by: underpants2 | October 9, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

excellent....and i was just about to dump all over flash for bein soft on that rush

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

thats why flash is still here!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice goal for Flash. LET'S GO CAPS!!!

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe Semin and Flash are both still on this team.

Posted by: underpants2 | October 9, 2010 8:08 PM

How about now, do still can't believe

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Much better effort last few min by whole team.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

too much scrambling in our own zone

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Bad play followed by great recovery for Carlson.

Still like to see the team stepping up their play.

Gotta make smarter plays in our own end.

Ersk just made a bad pass/turnover for no reason. Gotta eliminate that stuff.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Semin being Semin.

Too fancy, then bad penalty.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

GREAT KILLING!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

That's how to PK... first 1:20 of it so far at least.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

VINTAGE OVIE!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

there it is!!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

And a lead at last! :)

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Ovieeeee

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I just mistook MJ for Backstrom for the first time.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Let's see if they can repeat that previous PK effort, at least the initial part of it.

PKing is as much about effort as positioning and strategy. They showed plenty of effort on the last one.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

chimmychonga!!!!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

LOVE THE KILL, THEN THE GOAL!!!

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

HANDS OF STONE!

CHIMICHANGA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Yea Baby!!!!

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful!!!

Erskine and Carlson were awesome down low on the PK.

Rewarded for the work at the end.

Love it.

Flash worked hard as well in addition to the nice breakout pass.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Nice shot. Best I've ever seen from 25

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

wtf: I did the exact same thing, probably at the exact same play - a little body to maintain control and then powerfully up the right side.

Chimera, with an un-Chimera-like, wicked shot.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

F@ck you flash hatess !!!!!

Posted by: guer_j | October 9, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

If this team keeps working hard in it's own end, on the PK and otherwise, there will be a lot to be happy about.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Come-on Ovie

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

penalty shot
hope he doesn't play this like a shootout

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

THE MOST EXCITING PLAYER IN HOCKEY, EXECUTING THE MOST EXCITING PLAY!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful... Love this kind of effort.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Aww! Shucks

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

damn they s*ck - i don't know why i even bother to watch

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Ovie with the penalty shot! (Maybe he DID work on something during the offseason.) :D

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Would you believe that we have been OUT SHOT TERRIBLY IN THAT PERIOD!?!

NUEVY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Lots of win in that period. Well done, Caps.

Nice poise by Ovechkin on that PS.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Opinions on mj90? I think he looks really good.

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Neuvirth has been fantastic in both games... an example of when you can't use just stats.

6 goals against but he's been one of our best players in the first 5 periods of this season.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

wtf: I did the exact same thing, probably at the exact same play - a little body to maintain control and then powerfully up the right side.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 8:41 PM

Exactly right sir.

This is a good sign.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I think 90 will look good and bad throughout his rook season.

He'll show you his inexperience as much as his talent.

Not that anybody should expect anything else.

Same thing happens to the best of 'em.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I stand corrected, Flash has been good tonight. That was an impressive period.

Brodeur won't be back in the 3rd.

Posted by: underpants2 | October 9, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

majo is 5 of 7 on faceoffs so far

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

BB is doing a lot more commercials than Ron Wilson...

...or any other coach for that matter.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Indeed, wtf.

Still would like to see your namesake get in on the action. Not that he hasn't played fine.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Face-offs are the least of what I'm looking at with 90. Overrated part of the game.

Seeing how he handles the physicality of this league at his age is what I'm watching most.

The decision-making will work itself out with experience. He'll make his share of gaffes like we saw early in this one.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Can't believe OV got the shot through the crease when he was hauled down. If that hits Brodeur they might not have needed the penalty shot. He's sick!

Carlson is going to be a great player.

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I was really feeling like we were getting beat a lot in that period. The shots tell a story.

But thats the very scary thing about this team, you make a few mistakes, and we can make you pay LIKE NO OTHER TEAM IN THIS LEAGUE.

...if we can ever figure out the other stuff?

whew

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

By the way, good to see the Rays stay alive.

Not a Rays fan but they're a good story and they've had some bad calls go against them in this series, including tonight.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

The Ovechkin penalty shot was straight out of NHL '94. Awesome.

Posted by: mjwies11 | October 9, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I wanna see them continue the total team effort in the D-zone in this final period.

And there is no reason for us to be giving up oddman rushes and overcommitting offensively.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Don't let up in the third Caps!!

Posted by: rachel216 | October 9, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Smell a hat trick on the way!!!
Let's go Ovie / Caps

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

too many men?

why?

We had the puck, and were rushing.

WTF?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

MMMMMMM

candy!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

first shorty of the season!

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Hate too many men penalties. No need for that.

Cold goalie costs them though.

Good puck pressure on the PK though.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Nice grit from chimera there

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Clarkson wins but good showing for Chimera.

Green I think with a bad giveaway right before it, similar to Alzner's yesterday.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

chimmer goin for the gordie howe

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

i like laich!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

great play by chimera
To take him out like that along the boards was a very unlike #25 play. But if he makes those simple plays along the boards and impedes progress, and follow it up with a face to facer, he'll make me a fan.

He just hasnt been consistent in that way and he plays bigger at home than he does on the road where you need your role players to lead the way

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 9, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Agreed about Chimera. People love his speed but he needs to bring that physicality regularly more than anything in his role. He's too inconsistent in that regard.

Trying to watch Alzner more. I've seen good and bad from him.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Semin starts the season THE SAME WAY every year.

That said...book him for 40

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

good backcheck there by Hendricks.

Nice rubout along the boards by Green a min ago.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

WTF?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice finish Fehr.

Did Neuvirth look woozy there?

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

That was just dirty fehr. :p

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

please give my boy some PP time this year.

DID YOU SEE THAT SHOT?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

now its time to think about shutdown d only

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

That's what I'm (we're) talkin' about.

Haven't heard much from Kovalchuk tonight.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE UP FOR LAST NIGHT!


...and those in attendance got EXACTLY what they came for.

And us viewers aint doin so bad either.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

90 tried to do much on his prev. shift... led to oddman rush other way.

I know the score... just pointing it out.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

ROFLMFAO JOE B! Here's Joe B calling a play. "And here comes Semin and.... (Semin trips on an ice snake) that will not make the highlights!!!!!!!!!!
(LAUGH LAUGH) That looked more like the Locker snapshot of old"

ROFLMFAO!

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | October 9, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

oh...hehe..btw

TOUCHDOWN!

hehe

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

awwwww

that was so cute...

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Love it, Greener... that's stayin' angry.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone remember Green fight before? Like, drop the gloves, pre-meditated dance style?

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Green! Wow

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Love it, Greener... that's stayin' angry.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

What was that about?

Posted by: nicety251 | October 9, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

i am lovin it

lol

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Old-time hockey!

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Alright, who's next?

Posted by: nicety251 | October 9, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Hendy... love it.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Gettin' ugly

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | October 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

HOLY COW!!!!

DONNY BROOKE?

PAGING MR. BROOKE!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Called it.

Posted by: nicety251 | October 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

bradley with a WIN? no blood?

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Any blood for Brads?

If not, that's a win for him.

I think Brads landed one to about 3 for Clarkson.

Still a win.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Chimera, Green, Hendricks, Brads . . . does Johansson's count?

I don't know whether I'm disgusted or totally stoked.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

King will play the next game against NJ.

/stating the obvious

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Let's end the game now. Or fight..whateva.

LOL. DJ where r u when we need you? Poor little MaJo

Posted by: nicety251 | October 9, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I think Backs was about to leap over the bench and throw down.

Saw it in his eye.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Semin was on the bench lookin like HE wanted some!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

everybody on the ice (but neuvy) came to majo's aide

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

tmac - it's a win for Brads, so long as after taking 30 punches yours is the last.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

True, stevie... if that last one knocks the guy down or out, which may have been the case.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

this will be ugly this year. Love the guys stepping up. Beat down tonight. Beat down at the Pru. Eff the Devils.

Posted by: saintex | October 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Let's left some fight for next game.

Posted by: instinct227 | October 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Don't be messin wit my little mj

Posted by: Dizruption | October 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

@wtf. I thought Semin was a lover and not a fighter.

Posted by: nicety251 | October 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

shinny for the rest of the game

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

The Caps are BACK!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 9, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

they're bAAAAAAAAAAAAAck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | October 9, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

the only thing i saw in the third that i didn't care for was semin trying a stretch pass that didn't work while up by 4 (i think)
looked like they tried to play d first - pleased with that

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | October 9, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Saw some good things defensively in the 2nd and on. Keep that stuff up.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Someone must have given one HECK of a speech during the first intermission. Nice to see the turnaround--hope we see the same thing Monday.

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Like Hendricks' attitude...

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Someone must have given one HECK of a speech during the first intermission. Nice to see the turnaround--hope we see the same thing Monday.

Posted by: wocoliz | October 9, 2010 9:48 PM

I had the same thought earlier. Lit a fire under 'em.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

new thread

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 9, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

A team can learn a lot from a game in which they give up only two goals - none after the first period - to a team like the Devils.

Also like seeing Carlson being the first to defend Johansson - I assume that's why he got the misconduct. I like it almost as much as his goal and two helpers.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 9, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know what happened to those advanced scoring sheets they used to have on NHL.com... game summary, event summary, PP summary, etc...

There used to be a drop down link where you could get to them. Can't find it.

Posted by: tmac2yao | October 9, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

So um...where is cstanton to tell us how the Caps really didn't play that well and just got lucky?

All things considered...what I was happiest to see was that killer instinct and that they didn't let up in the last 10 minutes.

Posted by: capscoach | October 9, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

That got ugly and stupid at the end. NJD didn't show much class imho. I like how the Caps gave as good as they got though. Not too soft along the boards either.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | October 9, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

also...it showed character to not go for another goal on the last PP when they attacked Johannsen completely unprovoked.

Posted by: capscoach | October 9, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

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