Should Joel Ward be held solely responsible for the Washington Capitals’ Game 5 collapse?
Comcast SportsNet Capitals’ play-by-play voice Joe Beninati joined the Junkies on Tuesday to help pick up the pieces after a devastating and shocking Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers.
The Capitals were 6.6 seconds away from leading the series and having the opportunity to close out the Rangers at home in a game 6 scenario, but it didn’t work out that way. Brad Richards flipped the puck by Holtby to force overtime and eventually the win, also flipping his team’s probability of winning in the meantime.
The Washington Capitals gave up two goals in one minute and forty-two seconds as they fall 3-2 in overtime to the New York Rangers and are on the brink of elimination..
Arlington, VA-The Capitals held their first practice today since their triple overtime loss and have as close to a must win game as you get tomorrow in game four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Washington Capitals players tapped the ice with sticks when Joel Ward skated onto the rink for practice Friday, and some fans rose for a standing ovation in support of the player whose series-winning goal was greeted with a racial outburst on Twitter.
Joel Ward stole the repeat out of the Bruins’ grip Wednesday night, but it was followed by an overshadowing of racial epithets. However, it wasn’t too long ago that Washington D.C. could be accused of a similar affliction.
Jason Chimera called in to speak with Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier today, and discussed the vitriolic, vicious Twitter response by some Boston fans to Joel Ward’s game-winning goal, among other things.
Just a few months ago, it seemed D.C. sports couldn’t get any worse, and drastically under-delivering on expectations, the Caps seemed to have made Dale Hunter’s return to the franchise a career fatality…until the Stanley Cups Playoffs happened. A gutsy 7-game series win over the defending champs, scoring only 1 more goal than their competitors shows the Caps may finally be what we’d expected for this group for years now.