Happy Sunday everybody. Here’s this morning’s usual array of links and news about the Washington Capitals.
- The Capitals got blown out last night, losing to the Maple Leafs 6-2. (Stars and Sticks, Washington Post, District Sports Page, CSN Washington, Japers Rink, RMNB, Editor In Leaf)
While part of tonight’s performance could be because the Capitals have played three games in four games, inconsistency has been a theme this year for the Washington Capitals, and that’s very concerning. The Capitals have two days to fix what happened before they face the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. They have a lot of work to do, that’s for sure. I expect a shakeup in the lineup. –Stars and Sticks
- During the third period of the loss, tons of shenanigans happened, a referee was punched in the face, Alex Ovechkin probably hit somebody in the head, and suspensions might be coming for both sides. (Editor In Leaf, Washington Post)
- The Hershey Bears fell apart in the third period, losing to the Syracuse Crunch 4-1. (Penn Live, Lebanon Daily News, The Sentinel)
A three-goal third period felled the Hershey Bears (10-7-1-1) Saturday when they dropped their second in a row to the Syracuse Crunch, 4-1. The Bears answered a first-period Crunch goal with a Stan Galiev score at less than four minutes left in the second period, but could never claim a lead. Captain Tim Kennedy and Connor Carrick each earned assists on the goal, Galieve’s third on the year. – Lebanon Daily News
- Saturday wasn’t a complete loss for the Capitals as an organization, as the Stingrays won 3-2. (The Post And Courtier)
The South Carolina Stingrays took down the Gwinnett Gladiators, 3-2, at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday behind goals from forwards Braden Pimm, Patrick Gaul and Brandon Hynes.
Pimm put the Stingrays up, 1-0, midway through the first period, redirecting a shot from defenseman Guy LeBoeuf past the right pad of Gladiators goaltender Adam Brown (36 saves on 39 shots) at 9:11.
The Gladiators tied the game on the power play at 15:49 when forward Brenden Walker fired a shot past Stingrays netminder Jeff Jakaitis ( 20 saves on 22 shots) from the left-wing circle. – The Post And Courtier