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Capitals weren’t ‘prepared’ to play Flames

Oct 27, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

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The second leg of the Washington Capitals’ trip out West was a forgetful one.

After disposing of the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Capitals were nowhere near at the same level in Calgary, and the result on Saturday was a 5-2 loss in which the Flames got goals from four different players.

Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots in the first period, before giving way to Michal Neuvirth.

In relief, and with his team trailing by one, Neuvirth surrendered a weak third-period goal that put Calgary up by two.

“Calgary was prepared to play the game and we weren’t. That’s why we lost the game,” said Holtby, as per Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.

It’s nothing to do (with) systems, it’s nothing to do (with) the coaching staff. It’s what we do as professional athletes…prepare yourself.”

Up next for the Capitals is a visit to Vancouver, where they will play the Canucks on Monday.

  1. jrocknstuff - Oct 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Eh, I hate to break it to ya Braden, but it isn’t preparation either. It’s the fact that you guys are a miserable hockey team. Out of your 5 wins, 2 have come via the shootout and 2 have come against Edmonton. The record is deceiving, the talent level is not. There will be many more nights like tonight.

    • dcfan4life - Oct 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      They have also had 4 of there 6 losses by 2 goals or less with 3 losses to 3 teams first or second in there division. Most goals they have given up this season, 6, to Chicago opening night. Most goals they have scored, 4, done 6 times this season. None of that sounds like a team getting killed each game to me. More like a guy who hasnt even watched a Caps game taking a jab…

  2. blomfeld - Oct 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Can’t wait to see what Torts & crew have in store for ‘Me Me Me’ on Monday ! :)

    ps LA Kings friends … you gotta admit that this Torts guy is pretty likeable eh ?

  3. imnotyourbuddyguy - Oct 27, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Cam Tucker sucks mens cocks for quarters in public washrooms

    Lets see if you moderate that comment while you ignore disgusting suicide comments

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    • 950003cups - Oct 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM

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      • 950003cups - Oct 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        I got a quarter!

  4. capsfan19 - Oct 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    D was terrible. I dont know what is going on but its just awful.

    • joey4id - Oct 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Yeah! You can’t fault the offense. Flames played a very good d game. The Hartley effect is becoming more apparent. Not a great game by Ovi, but, he’s had a great start so, you can’t fault him for a bad game it happens. We saw that when Ovi’s shots are not hitting the net, he doesn’t create chances for other players. In other words, he’s not a very good set up man. This organization missed their chance when Boudreau was coaching, and the Caps where at their best.

  5. jrocknstuff - Oct 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Actually I’m a season ticket holder. Been going to games for the past 28 years. But I’m sure I could help you out with proper sentence structure as well as the correct usage of the word “their” should you care to sound semi-intelligent for once.

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