This has been a pretty weird start to the season for the Caps. First they absolutely annihilate the Bruins to open up the season 7-0. The next day they fall to Pittsburgh 7-6 in OT. and then they get FIVE days off??
We were a little worried there was going to be some sort of a letdown after such a long break. Instead, this ended up being a SUPER entertaining game.
The first was back and forth until Kuzy snagged the first goal of the game late in the 1st on a PP
Ovie added his own tally in the 2nd, a wicked one-time as Kuzy fed him:
Vegas continued battling, everytime the Caps would put one in net VGK responded, keeping things close.
The Great 8 added another to his tally as things opened up a bit in the 3rd
Congrats to Ovie on passing Bobby Hull for 17th on the all-time goal-scoring list with 611.
A great game, solid win.
Caps move to 3-2 with 5 total pts.
Tonight @ (1-1) New Jersey Devils at 7PM
Article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/09/18/the-nationals-class-aaa-affiliate-will-be-moving-to-less-than-convenient-fresno/?utm_term=.3b2b16303cc4
Syracuse to DC, not ideal but not too bad. Fresno to DC??? WTF?
The Nationals knew they would have to leave Syracuse when the New York Mets bought the Chiefs before this season, virtually guaranteeing they would sign a player development contract there when the Chiefs’ player development contract with the Nationals expired. Several other Class AAA affiliates were playing under expiring player development contracts, so the Nationals figured to have a chance at somewhere fairly close. Nashville, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Fresno, and Round Rock (Tex.) were available.
“[Fresno] was our second choice. Obviously, we made it clear Nashville was our primary choice and they chose someone else,” Rizzo said. “We ended up going to a place that wanted us and we’re happy with.”
Yep, this makes total sense.
I guess that’s one way to keep yourself focused on the task at hand…?
The transition from the semi’s to the finals just turned the Mystics into an entirely different team. Shooting from beyond the arc was bad, sloppy turnovers, and poor defense, BUT hopefully this team will be back at this stage again next year.