For the Caps fans who stayed till the end of Tuesday’s 5-1 blowout loss and gave a standing ovation when their team finally scored late in the third, defenseman Karl Alzner noticed. And he appreciated it.
“I noticed it right away,” he said. “I thought that was nice they were still cheering, even though what the score was.”
But after a loss like last night’s to the Flyers, the Capitals are going to need two things: a video session and a short memory.
It was less than a memorable performance for goalies Tomas Vokoun for 40 minutes and Michal Neuvirth for 20, though Capitals head coach Dale Hunter chalked three of the goals up to being tipped out of the air.
“There’s no excuses,” Vokoun said. “I didn’t help the team at all, and that’s my job.”
One person who was doing everyone else’s job with less than his usual reckless abandon, however, was Alexander Semin. At one point in the game, Adam Vingan of Kings of Leonsis tweeted Semin had two hits. But by the end of the night, Semin h