The Ugly: The first period
The ugliest part of the game was the first 20 minutes. The old saying goes it’s not how you start it’s how you finish and that certainly applies to the Capitals in last nights game.
But we need to talk about the start to the game. Because it was BAD. How bad? Not only did the Caps dig themselves in a 2-0 hole but they were outshot in the first period 18-3.
The first Flames goal came at five on five from Adam Ruzicka at 4:47. It was a snapshot. The second one came on the power play at 17:12 which was a tip in from Dillon Dube.
It was not a good start that the Capitals wanted. How they can improve next game? They need to play a full 60 minutes. Not 10 minutes like they did on opening night. Not 40 minutes like they did last night. But a full 60.
It took until the third period for Alex Ovechkin to somewhat get a shot.But it didn’t count as a shot because his shot missed the net so he still had zero. Overall the veterans just need to shoot the puck more.
But we still have the good to talk about and the youth played a big part in that good.