There are two sides to each game. Sometimes the losers of the game can be just as interesting as the winners. It seems that the Washington Capitals cannot keep it together. They suffered another loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here is a quick break down of the game.
James van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season in the game. However, Korbinian Holzer scored the fourth shot of his NHL career, thus making the Maple Leafs the glorious victors and the Capitals sulking in bitter, cold defeat.
That is not to say that in defeat the Capitals didn’t put up a valiant effort. Marcus Johannson and Mike Ribeiro scored power-play goals for the Capitals. Michal Neuvirth did make 18 saves for the Capitals. But again it seems fruitless now, does it not? The Capitals have lost eight out of ten for the season.
With this record, the Capitals are at the bottom of the barrel of the Eastern Conference. It’s not easy to be that team at the bottom of the barrel, but that’s where the Washington Capitals are. Now it may be time for the Capital fans to rightfully panic. The Capitals are one of the worst teams in the league. Things just are not working for them.
A part of that could be because of head coach Adam Oates coaching system, which is failing miserably. The fans have been patient enough and it may be too late for the Capitals to bounce back. Let’s see where time takes us.