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      The Bill Callahan era began here at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. For the first quarter it was really,really bad football being played by both teams. 
      The Redskins were determined to establish the Run game. The First Quarter all they established was that they still couldn’t run. Or pass. Or do much of anything. 
       
      It wasn’t until the 2nd Quarter that Peterson was able to start ripping the worst Run D in the League for chunks of 18 & 24 yards. The Skins managed to score a TD with a 25 yard pass to Scary Terry McLaurin. 
       
      The Dolphins would open the Second Half only managing five plays before the Redskins would get the ball punted back to them. They would run a balanced run/pass attack of six plays for 70 yards in 1:25 ending in McLaurin’s second touchdown of the day. The Defense would then get a turnover allowing the Offense to get to Field Goal range and add another 3 points to make the score 17-3. 
       
      To open the Fourth Quarter, Hopkins would miss a 55 yard Field Goal, leaving the score at 17-3.  After being sacked five times, the Dolphins would pull their own switcharoo at QB and go to Ryan “Neckbeard” Fitzpatrick which resulted in a touchdown drive for them, making it 17-10. They went for & recovered the Onside Kick. They also managed to not score any points after that. The Dolphins would find theirselves with ball at the 2:00 Warning. Fitzpatrick would take them on a 9 play 75 yard touchdown drive with six seconds remaining on the clock. Miami went for the win with the 2 Point Conversion and failed. The Redskins would recover the onside kick by Miami and Keenum took a knee to get the Redskins their first win of the season. 
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2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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10 minutes ago, Sticksboi05 said:

Trotz to Reirden was a downgrade that's 100% for sure.

It sure looks like this is unfortunately true, we will have the answer Wednesday night 

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I'll wait until the off-season to weigh in on the coaching decision but to be fair to Reirden, Kuzy has been the key the last 3 seasons. When he finally showed up, the Caps won the Cup. I think the underrated brilliance of Ovechkin and Backstrom is that they almost always show up in the playoffs. Kuzy does not have that reputation as of now. 

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I was at a concert and I literally have not seen a single highlight...and I never will.  Don’t care.

 

Caps in 7.

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Shocked at all the complaining about the ovie no goal..,it was def a no goal u can clearly see Ovie shove the pad of the goalie...that being said no way we lose game 7 is there?!?

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Kuznetsov has been a huge disappointment, lol at Ovechkin getting ejected at the end of the game 

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9 hours ago, Sticksboi05 said:

Trotz to Reirden was a downgrade that's 100% for sure.

 

How so?

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I missed the 3rd and was glad I did. Carolina took control in the 2nd, even if there should have been a penalty on the tying goal. They outplayed the Caps and if that’s what the 3rd looked like, it’s not surprising the Caps lost. 

 

As for the waived off goal, having not been involved in the emotion of the game and seeing it after the fact, I can see why they waived it off. There was contact and the puck went into the net. From the angles I saw, it’s possible the puck was loose, but you couldn’t really see it to know for sure. It happened so fast. I don’t blame Ovechkin as he’s doing his job. It’s a shame they didn’t get that call, but you have to sack up and outplay the other team. In game 5, they overcame a bunch of terrible calls and dominated. That’s what you have to do if you want to win. 

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Division winners, reigning Cup Champs against a wild card team, at home in game 7 of the 1st round.. What could go wrong? 😖

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3 hours ago, CjSuAvE22 said:

Shocked at all the complaining about the ovie no goal..,it was def a no goal u can clearly see Ovie shove the pad of the goalie...that being said no way we lose game 7 is there?!?

 

I didn't see a replay in which I could see Ovechkin actually make contact with the goalie before the puck went in. I could see the puck shoot into the goal which doesn’t happen if Ovechkin hits the goalie pads. 

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If you're worried about tomorrow, just remember we got our Cup and Tampa Bay's collapse is 100,000x worse than anything that MIGHT happen tomorrow.

 

I really want a different second line though. Kuznetsov is too good to be this bad.

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1 hour ago, CaptainJames2004 said:

It will be epic when we have to grind out game 7's for the entire playoffs in our defense of the Cup!

This would be PEAK CAPITALS

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The difference so far between last year and this year(granted only one series)is the secondary scoring or lack thereof. The top line guys have performed but noone else is producing. The biggest culprit is of course Kuzy. Kid looked like a superstar last year, this year he's done squadoosh.

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27 minutes ago, Sticksboi05 said:

If you're worried about tomorrow, just remember we got our Cup and Tampa Bay's collapse is 100,000x worse than anything that MIGHT happen tomorrow.

Exactly. At least we didn't be friggin suck this year like Tampa.

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We've got a Cup in our back pocket already. The angst and nervousness isn't really a thing anymore. Its still fun but its a different feeling.

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18 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

The difference so far between last year and this year(granted only one series)is the secondary scoring or lack thereof. The top line guys have performed but noone else is producing. The biggest culprit is of course Kuzy. Kid looked like a superstar last year, this year he's done squadoosh.

 

The Caps think Evgeny Kuznetsov is one of the NHL’s best, but he just wants to have fun

 

"Kuznetsov smiled as that comment was relayed to him, then was asked whether winning the Hart Trophy, the NHL’s MVP award, is a goal.

“I don’t give [an expletive] about that,” he said. “To be MVP, you have to work hard 365 [days] in a year, but I’m not ready for that. I want to have fun, and I want to make those risky plays when sometimes you don’t have a play and you guys don’t understand every time those plays. It’s not easy to make. But to be MVP in this league, you have to play even better. You have to go next level. It’s not easy. More important, you have to stay focused 365 [days], but that’s not my style.”"

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/10/12/caps-think-evgeny-kuznetsov-is-one-nhls-best-he-just-wants-have-fun/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.abb96e78e059

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While you guys were watching the Caps squander an early lead, I was out here winning a championship myself.

 

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8 minutes ago, Springfield said:

While you guys were watching the Caps squander an early lead, I was out here winning a championship myself.

 

 

 

Awesome. I was on the ice too but half our team was at the Canes game in Raleigh. We had 6 skaters. Maybe with the exception of the Stanley Cup Finals, I'd rather play a sport than watch.

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12 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

Awesome. I was on the ice too but half our team was at the Canes game in Raleigh. We had 6 skaters. Maybe with the exception of the Stanley Cup Finals, I'd rather play a sport than watch.

 

Yeah, we had a game scheduled at Reston last season during the finals.  They cancelled the game and rescheduled for later in the season for us.  Pretty cool of them.

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24 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

Awesome. I was on the ice too but half our team was at the Canes game in Raleigh. We had 6 skaters. Maybe with the exception of the Stanley Cup Finals, I'd rather play a sport than watch.

 

I’m the exact same way. I play softball with guys who won’t play because Duke and UNC are playing a regular season basketball game. They have moved our games because of the college basketball national championship. I love sports and watch as much as I can. But I’d never skip playing to watch. 

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3 hours ago, Sticksboi05 said:

If you're worried about tomorrow, just remember we got our Cup and Tampa Bay's collapse is 100,000x worse than anything that MIGHT happen tomorrow.

 

 

Yes, we'll always have the Cup and I appreciate your positivity, but to end our title defense by getting bounced in the first round by a vastly inferior opponent would suck, and honestly this would be the biggest choke job in Caps history.  More than the 2010 collapse against Montreal, more than any of the blown 3-1 leads in the 80s and 90s, more than any of the letdowns versus Pittsburgh.  I don't care about officiating, league-wide parity, Oshie's injury, whatever; the Caps have no business losing this series.  Skill-wise the Canes aren't even in the same zip code as the Caps, we were up 2 games in the series, there's no "hot goalie" factor to blame", and last year's Cup win was supposed to make this team harder and tougher and hungrier.

I do think they'll pull it out tomorrow, but I'm very annoyed they let it get to this point.

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They're not vastly inferior. Carolina is a good team that played well late. I'm proud of the Caps no matter what happens. 

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2 hours ago, capcrunch98 said:

 

Yes, we'll always have the Cup and I appreciate your positivity, but to end our title defense by getting bounced in the first round by a vastly inferior opponent would suck, and honestly this would be the biggest choke job in Caps history.  More than the 2010 collapse against Montreal, more than any of the blown 3-1 leads in the 80s and 90s, more than any of the letdowns versus Pittsburgh.  I don't care about officiating, league-wide parity, Oshie's injury, whatever; the Caps have no business losing this series.  Skill-wise the Canes aren't even in the same zip code as the Caps, we were up 2 games in the series, there's no "hot goalie" factor to blame", and last year's Cup win was supposed to make this team harder and tougher and hungrier.

I do think they'll pull it out tomorrow, but I'm very annoyed they let it get to this point.

 

On December 30th, the Canes were 16 points behind the Caps with a 15-17-5 record. Since that time they had the 3rd most points in the entire league and finished 5 points behind the Caps.   That’s not an inferior team by much. 

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