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Consecutive losses–time to panic? October 15, 2007

Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.
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 Um, NO.

 Caps fans, we all knew we couldn’t go 82-0.  It was just a question of how many games we could rattle off before that middle 0 was going to go.  Which reminds me: the MINNESOTA WILD end up as the last unbeaten team in this young season?  Who’d’a thunk?  Of course, it warms this Caps fan’s heart to see the Thrashers get housed so convincingly so far this young season.  Neither of those streaks will go on all year.

Which brings me back to the Caps.  We’ve played 5 games out of 82, winning the first three convincingly and losing the next two just as convincingly.  3-0 is no reason to crow, and 3-2 is no reason to panic.  It’s October.  There’s still a LOT of hockey left.  Some games you’re destined to run the other team out of the building; some games you’re destined to GET run out of the building; and the rest will go down to the final minutes.  It’s what you do in the close games that counts.  To this recent convert to the sport, a close game would seem to be two goals or less.  And so far, we’re 3-1 in those games.

Yes, we got demolished in Buffalo.  That was just one of those games, I think, that we were just destined to lose.  The Rangers game was one we probably wish we could have had back.  But our three wins have all been close affairs–two wins by two goals, one win by a single goal.  THAT, I think, more than anything else so far, is reason to Believe.  If we can win more of the close ones than we lose, we will be playing Games That Matter after pitchers and catchers report.




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