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Just about everything goes right for Capitals in win

Feb 24, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

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When it comes to a game versus one of the worst teams in your conference, it really doesn’t get much bigger than the Washington Capitals’ match against the Montreal Canadiens.

Alex Ovechkin was back in the lineup. The team held a closed-door meeting. An unlikely team captured their division’s lead last night. Plenty of media members delighted in condemning the oft-condemned team.

These are the kinds of games you need to win, at least in the spiritual sense. Frankly, these are also the ones that the Capitals muffed like a wobbly punt time and time again this season.

So sure, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 might not strike some as impressive. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not.

Don’t blame the Capitals if they take it as a series of good signs, though. Alex Ovechkin scored an Ovechkin-like booming goal. Free agent bust Joel Ward salvaged a semblance of dignity with an empty-netter. Washington generally did everything it needed to do and more, which might just get them back on track to win its division – or at least get in the playoffs.

Sure, villainous Rene Bourque scored a goal, but aside from that it almost felt like old times for the Capitals.

  1. ravenscaps48 - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    That was the hardest shot I’ve seen Ovechkin crank… Right in front of me. I barely saw it

  2. dcfan4life - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    You would like to think this is the game that turns them around, but lets face facts. Its one of the weakest teams in the NHL, with the second worst power play unit, playing in Washington. When i see a win like this on the road, then there is room to be optomistic.

  3. fleurysteeth - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    give a monkey a keyboard, eventually he’ll type a word.

    • govtminion - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      And by god, here you are to prove it. Well done!

      • ravenscaps48 - Feb 25, 2012 at 12:13 AM


  4. dagnats - Feb 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    “Just about everything goes right for Capitals”….couldn’t get much worse…

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