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Video: Caps fans stay positive despite loss

After the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, fans at Verizon Center stay optimistic about Washington's ability to win its first-round playoff series:


(Mark Abramson/The Washington Post)

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  April 24, 2010; 7:43 AM ET
 
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I wonder if all the Caps players have the same goal and are on the same page. The way some are playing, it seems like their goal was just to get to the playoff. BB need to get them on the same page with the same goal in mine and that is to win the Stanley Cup. Falling short will simply be unacceptable.

It is sooo frustrated as a fan to watch the team lost two home games by a goal each. Hope they pull it off Monday and not take it to a game 7. The flyers are home resting nicely.

Posted by: instinct227 | April 24, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Don't know how it'll go in MTL. It was scary when MTL was bringing it in the second period of game 4 and if they play like that on Monday and Varly isn't sharp.. I see it going back to VC and there is clearly no home ice advantage there. MTL knows they can beat us at VC, which is pretty sad. 1-2 on home ice so far? Pathetic.

But I think the players' motivation is very high right now and they are angry, that's why I wish the game wasn't Monday so they didn't have to wait to get the bad taste out. Maybe going on the road can work in our favor as MTL's fans will be on them a little bit more. This time they gotta play with some killer instinct, something this team clearly lacks.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 24, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

"*The only player Boudreau called out by name was Semin -- and that was only after he was asked specifically about the winger."
I wonder who specifically asked that question, eh Tarik?

LOL. BB calling out Semin. It reminds me of the old commercial "Let Mickey try it", except this time is "Blame it on Semin". What an idiotic remark by the coach. He has handicapped one of the best players in the league all year by never letting it play with steady line mates, criticizing his passes as "cute" when he should be shooting, criticizing his shooting for not assisting, blah, blah. BB should take a deep breath and look in the mirror and analyze his coaching. The second line problems lies on him for not building one and sticking with it, his PP stinks - yes it was good at the early part of the year but teams caught to it and he never adjusted it - it is more stale than a year-old piece of bread, there is no movement and even a blind man knows where the puck is going and who is going to shoot it.
LOL. Yes BB "Let Semin take the blame"

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Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

This is a FAR superior team with talent far outweighing the opponent. Bruce consistently fails to have his team ready.

Posted by: caps1974 | April 24, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

I can sum up the Caps losses and getting behind in 2 words...."too cautious!"

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst

I think this sums it up: No killer instinct. There should be no excuse for them to come out listless when they have a chance to put a team away and instead they let them crawl back into the series.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 24, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse


I think this long rest will actually hurt the flyers against the Caps as long as they can finish off the Habs on monday night.

they will have been off for almost a full week and for a team that was on such a high and depends more on their emotions than their skill, the long rest will most likely cool them off and they will come down to earth in the next series

Posted by: joek443 | April 23, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Dem are some Big Blinders!!! Where can I get a pair?

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 24, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

I bet you love the Flyers more than Ed Snyder... like I said yesterday, I don't know why you even pretend to be a Caps' fan and hang around on here.

Even a blind man can see that you are a die-hard philly fan at this point.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

R: coach what is the problem with Semin?
BB: He is just floating around, he needs to get going. It is easy to check the other guys when he does that.
R: coach, is that why he gets some many shots on goal? Because he is floating around and no one is checking him?
BB: You tell me
R: coach you do realize that he has put more shots on goal than any other Cap player - 6 more than the next guy, Backstrum
BB: He has? well he is not passing enough
R: Oh, I see. Blame it on Semin. Coach what is your asses Fleishm... never mind.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think that the biggest problem Semin has is the complete lack of a 2nd line center on the team? We have one of the best 1C's in the game and several good 3/4Cs but not a 2C in the bunch.

Posted by: psujohn | April 24, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I can sum up the Caps losses and getting behind in 2 words...."too cautious!"

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst

I think this sums it up: No killer instinct. There should be no excuse for them to come out listless when they have a chance to put a team away and instead they let them crawl back into the series.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 24, 2010 9:04 AM

Well, you all could be right, but lets not forget how well the Canadians are playing. Not too long ago a player from Columbus did say that a good defensive team could beat the Caps. The bloggers got really upset about his statement, but he seems to be right. I am not giving up on the Caps, but they have a good fight on their hands. On paper we are a much better team and there should be no reason for us to lose the series, but I do think that BB is feeling the heat and not adjusting, he is a good coach but not infallible.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

as much as I would like to take Flash outta the lineup, I really don't like the options they have because don't think Walker, Steckel or Laing would be better than him offensively... bringing up a guy like Perreault would be a better option.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

@psujohn.
I think that is part of the problem, but it is not only Semin that is suffering, it is the whole second line. The problem has been BB not being able to set this line; the only constant player on it is Semin and as soon as he starts to click with a new line mate BB takes him away and puts a new guy with him. It is a miracle that this guy is able to function at the level he does, it only shows how great he is. The criticism that Semin gets is laughable when you consider the circumstances.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

I don't think #9 has done much at all. I think to shake things up sit 9 and 14 and play Steckel and Walker. I wasn't overly impressed with Walker since we got him, but he seems like a high energy guy and could give us a little lift.

Posted by: adamkatzen | April 24, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Damn...Now I know why I usually try to stay off the blog boards after a Caps defeat. So much doom and gloom. I got news for some people, they do pay the other players on opossing teams to play as well.
We started off slow , but would have beaten alot of teams last night. We always have close games with the HABS.That game could have gone either way. Lets go play a strong game and get er done in Montreal.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | April 24, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

@cstanton1

Young love blooming between Carlson and myself? That's a joke. I'm old enough to be his mother. In fact, I have a kid who's a year younger than him.

But why do I want to play him on the Power Play? He's provided more offense than the rest of our defensemen this series. And he can't do any worse than the current cast of characters assigned there.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

@Capsfannmiss

Montreal is a team we had trouble beating this year.

Before the playoffs, a Devils fan posted on a blog on how they dreaded playing the Flyers due to the fact that the Devils were so inept against them during the regular season. (Devs were 1-5 against them.) I suggested, "Let's trade opponents. You take the Habs. We'll take the Flyers."

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Bench Semin- whats the worst that can happen? No goals? And while he is at - bench Green. His head was not in last night. He has been hanging Shultz out to dry a couple times out there.

I could see Semin and Green gone next year.

Posted by: Shiba-fussa | April 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

@Shiba-fussa

Do you seriously think that if we benched Semin, his replacement would help the Caps win 1-0?

Given the state of our offense as of late, that's what we need.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

People,

You don't bench a Norris trophy finalist and a 40 goal scorer. Period.

Nor would you even THINK about getting rid of them in the offseason, unless it is salary cap related.

BB needs to remind them to keep the puck away from the boards- it was like a carbon-copy of game 1 last night.

If this team even half awakes from their power play stupor, it will be over real fast for MTL and for Philly.

Keep the faith and keep your common sense.

Posted by: rademaar | April 24, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

thank you, rademaar, well said!

Posted by: dccitizen1 | April 24, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness there are a few sane voices posting. Otherwise lots of weird discussions going on. What's with the disgusting postings in the last threads? Porn, racist stuff, cultural bashings. Really. Just how old are some of you. BTW that's rhetorical.

Disappointing night absolutely. I was so bummed last night that I couldn't face catching up with the commentary here and at Japers' until today.

The negativity here is overwhelming. And self-defeating. And pointless. Come on Caps fans. Be better than this. Have more faith than this. And keep it on topic. And be realistic too.

I was mad last night at the guys. But they are mad at themselves too. I have faith in the fact that they are still ahead when they haven't even begun really to click together and unleash their full skill as a team. This game was inconsistent much like the first one.

Time for the Caps to pull together as a team and play a full 60 minutes. Time for them to make a statement. Time for them to put the edge of their blade against the Habs' neck and close out the series! And this fan knows that they will--on Monday!

Posted by: Capsyoungguns | April 24, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

too many floaters.......bb admitted it...the press knows it......... gmgm signed them so nothing will change until the Caps lose game 7 at home next week and 14 guys are upset and the rest smile as they head for european golf course....that will be very embarassing

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

we can talk about all the moves, lineup changes or how well the Habs have been playing in the series but the reason why they're going back to Montreal for Game 6 is their inept power play.

if it were operating even at half the level as the regular season PP, the series would have been over in 4 games. Yes, some of that is because how well the Canadiens have played and how prepared their coaching staff was.

but what's the percentage now?? it was about 5 percent going into last night's game... must be close to ZERO by now and that's simply NOT ACCEPTIBLE. EVERYONE including the coaching staff should be blamed for the PP ineptitude.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

@rademaar

I agree with your comment. We don't bench Norris Trophy winners and 40 goal a year scorers.

And while Semin hasn't been scoring, he hasn't exactly been a defensive liability.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Semin is a 40-goal scorer in the regular season, he's barely a 20-goal scorer in the playoffs... even that is debatable right now.

guys like him and Mike Gartner before him needs space to get their chances and be effective and you're simply NOT gonna get that kinda space in the playoffs. he has to adjust his game.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Suggested PP units for next game. (I'm making the assumption that given his low ice tme, Flash is being benched).

#1: Ovi, Backstrom, Semin, Carlson, Laich

#2 Fehr, Morrison, Knuble, Poti, Corvo

Other people can include Chimera, Green, Belanger for shiftts

(We could swap Semin and Knuble if desired.)

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I'm really glad some caps fans are staying positive. I really am. But I'm sorry I feel really depressed at the situation. Game 5 should have ended this series. I guarantee we will lose game six. There's no way we beat mtl three times in three tries in their building. Well come back here for game 7 and it's anyones game. Even if we win the series, we'd be worn out just like last year. The most hurtful, depressing thing about this is realizing the caps aren't going deep in the playoffs. I had such high hopes at the end of the reg season. We just don't play with enough intensity and heart to win the cup. I love the caps so much and it sucks to see the inevitable end.

Posted by: Andoy | April 24, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

By the way if green wins the Norris, it would be a big slap in the face of caps fans. He should apologize to caps fans on his acceptance speech.

Posted by: Andoy | April 24, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness there are a few sane voices posting. Otherwise lots of weird discussions going on. What's with the disgusting postings in the last threads? Porn, racist stuff, cultural bashings. Really. Just how old are some of you. BTW that's rhetorical.
. . .

Posted by: Capsyoungguns | April 24, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Well stated, Capsyoungguns. This is a fan site, not an insult site, racist rant site, etc., etc. I hope when someone posts on another site, "you're wrong, there really are some knowledgeable hockey fans in DC" they don't come over here and stumble upon the childish and hateful stuff that sometimes passes for commentary.

Posted by: Justafan | April 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

@nimes

it's nice to know i'm not the only one who thinks that semin is getting a raw deal in this situation. hard to expect a guy to play consistently when you can't provide him with a permanent line that he clicks well with. and sasha has tried to work with everyone bruce has thrown at him, so it's not a lack of sasha trying.

Posted by: 33spinner | April 24, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Semin is a 40-goal scorer in the regular season, he's barely a 20-goal scorer in the playoffs... even that is debatable right now.

guys like him and Mike Gartner before him needs space to get their chances and be effective and you're simply NOT gonna get that kinda space in the playoffs. he has to adjust his game.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 10:53 AM

Is there a 20-goal scorer in the play-off?

Needs space to find their chances? I am not sure what you and others mean by that. This guy has put 29 shots on goal, more than any other Caps by a bunch. If he is getting that many chances without space I would love to see it when he does. No. I think that is a bunch of hog-wash started by lazy reporters and talking heads and echoed by apers. It is obvious this guy is making his chances but the goals are just not going in. I go back and hammer my point that the problem is caused by BB inability to set a second line. Semin has been handicapped all year by the coach, period. I dare say no other TOP player in the league has had to work without a steady set of line mates like he has.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

@33spinner & @nimes

I'm with you both on Semin. He's getting a raw deal on the whole thing. It's not that he's not trying. But I fear that if the Caps lose in the playoffs, he'll be the scape goat.

(I'm surprised we haven't heard from Steakum here yet.)

Posted by: CapsFan75 | April 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

It is a 7 game series for a reason. Any NHL team can beat any team on any given night. The best team should win in 7 and that will be the Caps. The Caps did not play with any urgency last night because they were up 3 - 1 in the series. The killer instinct will come with experience. Be patient and have faith.

Posted by: bigschu8 | April 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

@ nimes1

I was just prorating his production to a 80-game schedule.

Mike Gartner used to get a ton of shots in the playoffs too but was only half the goal-scorer in the playoffs as he was during the regular season.

the problem with him and Green is they take too much time to get their shots off... we're only taking about a fraction of a sec and that's really all they would need to be more effective but you're not gonna get that in the playoffs.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

this is my 4th time saying this. hope they bring up mathew perault for the next game. he would be a great second line center for semin and laich.

Posted by: samb99 | April 24, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

@rachel216
>>Real classy dude
--------------------------

You're right, sorry about that.

Not sorry about the CH winning though.
But now, i'm very scared about next game:the Caps played very well and we were lucky the refs didn't see us playing with 6 players like you guys got busted for!

One things's for sure, the show is great! I was most happy about playing Washington.

Varlamov was very good, too bad for you Halak was better.

Sorry again: little frustration here.... but i still hate the guy:wish he was on my team.

Posted by: ronaldcajelais | April 24, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

@joe443
I would agree somewhat about the speed of taking a shot if you are referring to the power play. I think, in the case of Semin during the pp is that he would look to set up someone first, or at least that is what it seems to me, so he holds the puck a bit too long, but no one is moving and there are no lanes because the D knows exactly where every STATUEnary Cap is located. I would say the problem is coaching in that area, the Caps have done very little adjustments to their dismal PP and it is obvious where the coach wants the majority of the shots to come from. This guy can not win. He gets blamed if he passes and blamed if he shoots, blamed if no one moves, blamed if there is no passing lanes, blamed the other team scores while he is on the bench ... LOL blamed for my foul mood.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 24, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

These guys will be fine.

This is exactly the team we've had all season - they throw out clunkers for games and often, clunker periods, and then recover. After the horrid West Coast swing everyone was yelling for hangings, then a streak. Lost 7-4 in Tampa, yelling for the gallows. Then a 14-game winning streak.

I will never be easy with this team but they are the still the best team in the NHL.

No one, aside from the Flyers, is having it easy.

If this isn't what you expected in the playoffs then you weren't paying attention.

Monday night. Next chance.

P.S. You guys played for crap last night. Seen it before, will see it again.

Posted by: saintex | April 24, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I was at the game last night . Semin played well back checked and saved a goal on a breakaway. He did whiff on two curl and drags, but he had 8 shots on goal and attemped a bunch more. Why blast him for that effort. You think he doesn't want to score????

Posted by: billd2 | April 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

lol semin trying?????? what games have u been watching?

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

@capsfan75

it's too late for that. sasha is clearly already being made the scapegoat.

my opinion of bruce has really dropped because of how he has handled this. he knows more about hockey than i could ever learn, but his people skills are making me wonder if his answer to everything is to drive away the players you don't like by belittling them in public, as he did with nylander. is that what he's trying to do with semin?

if you are the boss, and you want to reach out to someone you have a hard time connecting with, you never belittle them in public. scream at them in private, sure. that's his job as a coach. i'm sure it's not the first time a coach has screamed at semin.

but once you make your true opinion of a person known, everyone else under your authority is going to feel it's perfectly acceptable to belittle that person in public as well. they will be doing so to win your favor as the boss, and to make themselves look big to the rest of the "herd".

sasha doesn't stand a chance of redeeming himself, no matter what he does the rest of the series or the season.

Posted by: 33spinner | April 24, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

@CapsFan75

I'm here and I agree. I've decided there's inbreeding going on in the press box. I know this is the playoffs and everyone's expectations are high, but I can't recall Ovi or Backstrom every getting near the grief Semin does whenever they went many games without scoring, trying or not.

Ha! Backs had a streak of 12 games without a goal in Nov. Where were the haters? He also had a streak of 8 games, 2 streaks of 6 games, not to mention the 3 streaks of 3 games and the streak of 4 games, for 45 games. I would not have knocked him for it. Slumps happen for different reasons, often unknown.

Sasha in comparison? Two streaks of 4 games, 2 streaks of 6 games and one streak of 3 games without a goal, for 23 games.

People act as if he's doing it on purpose, denigrating his effort -- how do they know his effort? If he was not shooting (a la Flash), that would be different. So since lack of shooting can't be criticized, it's the type of shot that is. Now they want him to pass instead of shoot, when usually it's shoot, don't make "cute" passes. His linemate situation has been atrocious and I put that on Bruce. It's been a disservice to both the team and to Sasha's talent and skill; it's been ill-used.

At least someone I respect got it right last night: Alan May sid Sasha was the best Caps forward on the ice for that game.

Yes, we need him to score. We needed it last night. He did all he could to make it happen. He had no help with rebounds or people open for passes for better shots. He would be skewered either way by certain factions.

We're suffering from the tyranny of inbred opinions that happen to control the dissemination of game reporting.

Posted by: Steakum | April 24, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

The Habs have not performed well at Bell Centre, but they now have some momentum. I really do not want another game back in D.C. One thing I feel is certain is that the Caps will play like they are the ones down in the series. I really want them to be firing all cylinders early. They have been outscored 6-3 in the opening period. What was most infuriating about last night's game (although I've cooled off) was that, like Bruce said, the game was over in the first 10 minutes. That should never, ever happen. That just shows that the loss was a result of laziness.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 24, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

The Caps are 7-8 at home in the playoffs under Boudreau.

In 2008, they were 23-15-3 at home during the regular season. In 2009, they were 29-9-3. This season, they were 30-5-6.

There's no reason for VC to not provide a home ice advantage to the Capitals in the playoffs. But they continue to underwhelm at home.

Posted by: JohninMpls | April 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Of course BB blamed Semin. He's not going to say, "Well I couldn't come up with a strategy to keep the play in open ice instead of along the boards, which plays into the Habs game. My Hershey Nick Lidstrom rather make excuses than plays. My Hershey Alex Ovechkin is timid. And my Hershey Mike Knuble wants to be a sniper instead of a net prescence." Blaming Semin is the easy way out.

Those of you who keep saying that Semin is not a playoff player must only read the box scores. In the first two series against the Flyers and the Rangers, it was Semin who was our offensive force. He was the one carrying our offense, while Ovi struggled. Ovi got a few goals because BB will always put Ovi in the best situations when he is struggling (more PP time, better linemates, more ice time) but Semin doesn't have that luxury. Even when Orpik broke his thumb in game 1 of the Pens series, Semin bust his a** getting the puck and setting up goals for Backstrom and Flash. That's how he became a PPG player in the playoffs.

The difference between this year and the previous two is Fedorov. While Feds was old and lost a step, he had excellent hockey sense, was a two way player and an elite passer. This year, the Caps only have one scoring line center and a bunch of 3rd and 4th line guys. If BB switched Ovi and Semin posters would rave about Semin as a playoff player and question Ovi's contract. Semin's good, but he's not a miracle worker.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

semin shoots and shoots and does little else ...watch games not boxscores from a year ago

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

So what are recommendations for lineup Monday night?

Posted by: adamkatzen | April 24, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm a lot more disappointed in Green than Semin... Green's problems seem to be more mental than physical, he just can't seem to handle the pressure. He's not a fearless player like Carlson.

Semin has just been crappy in one end, Green has been crappy all over the ice.

Posted by: joek443 | April 24, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Semin did Everyting last night but score. He easily had his best game of the series. Unfortantly we net him to find the twine. He scores in bunches, so I can see a few comming after he pots the first one.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | April 24, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

semin shoots and shoots and does little else ...watch games not boxscores from a year ago

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2010 12:42 PM |

You must have Semin confused with Oveckin. One knock on Semin is that he overpasses. In fact, BB has complained about Semin not taking enough shots.

Posted by: ablake70 | April 24, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

wendal, I was at the game and I watch Semin. I watched him stop a breakaway and I watched him keep the puck in their zone, I play hockey and I know he's not the best all the time but last night he was our best player on the ice. come back next year to troll.

Posted by: billd2 | April 24, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

How about Gordon to second line center and Stecks back in on fourth. I'll stand back now and try and wield off the insults.

Posted by: billd2 | April 24, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Gordo's not any better on the 2nd line than a BMo would be. But if it gets Belanger OUT of the lineup then I'm all for it. Great deadline deals by McPhee. He really helped us. Scott Walker who can't crack the lineup. Belanger who looks like a less offensive version of Nylander. And Juice with a hernia. Wow

btw the Skins just traded Jason Campbell. For a 6th! Thank you Joe Gibbs. We trade 3 picks to move up and draft Campbell with a 1st. And then we deal him a few yrs later for a 6th rounder. Not the best ROI

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 24, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

semin shoots and shoots and does little else ...watch games not boxscores from a year ago

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

the fact that he DID play better last night doesn't mean that he hasn't stunk up the series overall. And he deserves the criticism. And he didn't play hard all game. He did it in spurts. But if he had at least put the same effort he did last night into the previous 4 games then it would be acceptable even if it didn't result in goals. At least to me. You can't control scoring but you can at least contribute in other ways and if you do the work, then good things happen. This garbage about him being made a scapegoat is asinine. He's played hard in about 3 periods over 5 games. He deserves to be crucified for that. And last night he refused to engage Habs players along the boards in our own end that led to a couple of extended scoring chances. So it isn't like he played like Gordie Howe. He had lapses.

Flash is just awful.

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 24, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

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