Things started out well for the Caps Thursday against the Nashville Predators, but they didn’t end that way. Nashville earned the 2-1 overtime win to hand Washington its fifth loss in six games.
Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions.
1. Jay Beagle will score - Wrong
Beagle has been on a tear against Western Conference teams this season, but he was held in check on Thursday. To be fair though, everyone was held in check on Thursday. This game became a defensive slobber-knocker that neither team could win until overtime.
2. The Capitals will give up at least four power plays - Wrong
How about just one? Thursday’s game was the polar opposite of Tuesday’s. On Tuesday against the Wild, just about everything went right for the Caps except they took too many penalties. On Thursday, the Caps took only one penalty, but could not get much else right.
3. Alex Ovechkin will get at least two points – Wrong
Ovechkin saw my two and raised me…zero. He had opportunities. If anyone is under the illusion that the offense doesn’t run through Ovechkin, you need only to watch this game to know that’s not the case. The first line seemed desperate to get him the puck, even to their detriment at times. It did not translate into any points on the night, however.
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