Monday Washington Capitals Clicks: Recaps, Soccer, Oshie

Mar 20, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Weber (6) fights with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, Caps fans! Hopefully all of you are rested and recovered from last night’s blowout.

We are entering the home stretch of the regular season, and last night’s drubbing at the hands of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins is not doing much to alleviate concerns that the Washington Capitals might have peaked too early.

After dominating the first five minutes of play, the Penguins quickly scored two goals and despite eventually tying the game at two, the Caps would never take the lead as the Penguins moved on to win 6-2.

It was a charged and emotional affair that had a very noticeable playoff atmosphere. Hits were aplenty, the crowd was into it, and it was an overall exciting game to watch.

Last night’s result, as the Washington Capitals record shows, is an outlier rather than the norm. Perhaps what the Caps needed was a kick in the rear by a hated rival to turn their game around as the playoffs quickly approach.

The Washington Capitals will have today off before traveling to Ottawa to face the Senators on Tuesday night.

Here are today’s Washington Capitals Clicks!

  • Limiting rest might be the right move moving forward for the Caps (Stars and Sticks)
  • A week in review
    • News and notes in this week’s snapshot (RMNB)
    • Let’s stop and rewind a bit (NoVa)
  • We want you to start your day off an a good note, so here are several players from the South Carolina Stingrays (Caps’ ECHL affiliate) dancing (Capitals Outsider)

Stay tuned to Stars and Sticks for continuing Caps coverage!