I haven't got much to say about last night's fiasco. Let's just hope that it was an anomoly, and not the norm. Washington played incredibly, but the Canes never showed up. Are the Caps really that good and the Canes really that bad? Certainly not. David Tanabe had to fill in for an injured Mike Commodore, Dennis Seidenberg played for Bret Hedican, and Trevor Letowski replaced Cory Stillman. But missing those regulars had nothing to do with this loss. It appeared that the rest of the team would have preferred to take the night off as well. The Capitals not only dominated the scoring chances and every other positive facet of the game, they also seemed to bully the Canes physically, and that could be cause for concern. For now though, we'll just accept this game as one of the few stinkers that will happen over the course of an 82 game season and hope that the team will show up to play against the Leafs on Tuesday night.
I'll be back with other news later.
P.S.Â Props goes to John Grahame for standing on his head all night and keeping the score respectable.