“It’s just a game!” is what I was talking about, eh? This was the Capitals’ 14th consecutive blowout.
The Washington Capitals made easy work of a very bad New Jersey Devils team, taking them down 6-3 on Friday night. It was a night of 900s and when your team is doing things with numbers that high, it’s gonna…. “It’s just a game!” is what I was talking about, eh? This was the Capitals’ 14th consecutive blowout.
That brings us to 2014. The Capitals are in first place in the Eastern Conference. They get to play another game in their building. Of course, it’s all downhill from here. The “What a great Capitals/New Jersey game”, blah, blah, blah blah..
I’m sure my fellow Caps fans are wondering why someone would want to see the Devils play a playoff game at RFK. I’ll tell you why. It’s because the hockey gods are so harsh on the Caps, they can’t allow their best players to play. For a while now. The teams have had a rather good fight, but things have reached a boiling point. In the recent past, Dukan has played in 9 games in a period, Dorsett 6 games in a week.
If this continues, there will be a “dissension” between these teams, between these players, and between our fan bases. They have been competing since before the NHL’s inception, and it’s already gotten messy, eh? The Devils would like to continue the rivalry and the Capitals would like to get rid of the Devils. It’s only going to continue to get more and more ugly, but the Capitals may need to try and use the NHL to stay above the dirt, while the Devils will attempt to get down there.
So, what will happen in April 22, 2015?
For sure, we can expect more blowouts. The Capitals have been a very good hockey team for a while now, winning their first two games with a series win on Friday. You can tell that the players are happy, especially when it comes to the playoffs. At 5-0-0, which makes this really close to being a “possession” game, in the end of the season, in April, you know the teams are probably going to be competing. But, if they want to save their season, that’s a tough pill to swallow.
What’s gonna happen in April 22 is, of course, hard to predict in the first place. The Capitals have lost their last two. They haven’t won a game on the road. The Devils are a strong team and if they ever get any momentum, they will find themselves ahead. Both teams are full of good players, so it’s hard to read too much into it. That’s why the Capitals have got to look at those two games from Friday, which I doubt that they are happy with.
Still, looking over his career in his defense, Dzingel had a tremendous start to the season. This made its impact on his next two games, and the result was a shutout. It was nice to see him get back into the game after he had been off for so long as it gave the team a chance to rest him in a game where he hadn’t been able to do much. I’m not sure what the future holds for Dzingel. Will he be a good defender, or a one-dimensional player? If he comes back healthy, though, I’m sure we’ll see a lot of his good works come back to him because he’s a big time competitor.
I’m really glad that Dorsett is getting a new contract, though. He’s one of the best “defensemen” we’ve had since the start of the NHL, and now he has his own chance to prove it. The Caps lost 4 out of their last 5 games, but things had been looking up for the future of the organization, so it was nice to see the team getting things started. Dorsett certainly deserves it.
What if I told you that the Capitals are also playing an NHL game in March? Well, a lot of fans are very excited about the upcoming games. It makes me feel a little bad, though!