Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Capitals' incredible streak

It was really a heart-breaker of a weekend for Washington, which lost two close games on Saturday and Sunday that could have gone either way.

I spotted this note at the tail end of one of the Associated Press' postgame roundups:
The Capitals went 48 games without losing consecutive games in regulation time under Boudreau.
That's pretty impressive.

It's going to be an awfully long row to hoe now for the Capitals to get back in the race, however, as the Hurricanes just seem to keep on winning. Washington's now closer to the eighth seed than the Southeast Division lead.



At 8:59 p.m., March 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo hoo, James. Here's the world's smallest violin playing just for the Caps. You want to win your division? Don't take selfish penalties in the last 6 minutes of a game with a 1-0 lead and don't onetime a clear past your own goalie with 30ish seconds left in a tied game. Enjoy the lottery...again Capsfan.

At 10:00 p.m., March 09, 2008, Blogger D.C One Timer said...

wow...such anger...the Caps run has been incredible and no matter what ends up happening in the next two weeks we all know the Caps have a very bright future as in next season and beyond...

Anoy- you can put your violin away because if the Caps haven't already destroyed your team, chances are they will next year and the year after and the year after...

At 10:07 p.m., March 09, 2008, Anonymous dmg said...

A lot of the time "wait till next year!" is the last resort for fans of a poor team but given that the Capitals have played at a 100+ point pace since Boudreau took over despite having a number of their key players miss a lot of games and having some of the NHL's worst goaltending (sorry, but the numbers can't lie too much). As a Caps fan, it'd be nice to make the playoffs this year but even if they don't I think things are pretty bright for years to come in D.C.

At 12:49 p.m., March 10, 2008, Blogger Pyronite said...

I'm a Hurricanes fan and really hope that both teams make the playoffs. If only the Capitals played in another division, I wouldn't feel so dirty for loving their play...

Either way, I'm glad that you decided to put up a stat like this one, James. Not many people have noticed Washington's resurgent play post-Boudreau. In the past 20 games, these two teams no longer qualify as the "Southleast."


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