Ever hear the phrase “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all”? That’s about how I feel about the Caps effort in this afternoon’s loss to the Flyers.
There are two possible explanations for today’s game:
- After going 11-1 to finish the season and coming from behind in the third period of game one, the Caps were just emotionally drained and couldn’t get up for today’s game.
- The Flyers have figured out how to shut the Caps down completely.
Personally, I think it’s explanation #1. If it’s #2, it’s gonna be a short series.
I had written a bunch of observations, but go read Japers instead. He hit all the points I was going to and more.
Update: I almost forgot, good to see Patrick Thoresen (the Flyer who took a Mike Green Slapshot to the groin Friday) wasn’t as seriously hurt as initially thought.