The Washington Capitals lose another game in a struggling February month. They out shot the Tampa Bay Lightning 37 to 19, but yet fell short losing four to two.
The Caps need to learn how to play in the first period. They let in three goals in the first period alone. Not sure if they need a motivational speaker like Ray Lewis to motivate the team to start the game because trailing two or three goals after the first.
Braden Holtby again had a poor night, and goalie coach needs to sit Holtby down and review video and a game plan to get his game back his abilities. Again some of the goals weren’t his fault. Chris Kunitz has a tip in goal in the first where he burnt Brooks Orpik in front of the net.
Another goal I wouldn’t call Holtby’s fault was when the Caps defenseman where caught too busy chasing the puck in the third. Christian Djoos got caught stick handling in the slot and easily could’ve dumped the puck down the boards, but yet got his pass tipped and gave the NHL’s leading point producer Nikita Kucherov a break away that beat Holtby five hole.
Lars Eller is having a career year scoring a goal in the second period for now his 12 of the year, and Ovechkin is continuing his great season with a goal in the third for his 36 of the year.
Only positives about this game is the Capitals where shooting the puck more, and they out hit there opponent. Hopefully they can use this game as a learning experience and finish the season strong. They play this Thursday in Florida against the Panthers.