If you are George McPhee, how can you look at what happened on Monday night and consider yourself a buyer?
On Monday night, the Washington Capitals had a great opportunity. After getting some help from the Bruce Boudreau-led Ducks, who beat Florida Sunday, Dale Hunter’s men could climb back in to playoff contention with a win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The fifteenth-place Carolina Hurricanes. Who had Justin Peters in goal and were missing two of their top six forwards.
Recipe for success, right?
The Capitals were utterly humiliated Monday evening, getting blown away by the Hurricanes in a game that they needed to win. They were shut out by Justin Peters. I repeat. They were shut out by Justin Peters.
It was a terrible game from the beginning, with a missed chance by Mike Knuble after less than three and a half minutes telling you just how bad a night it was going to be.
On the same play as that missed Knuble chance, Roman Hamrlik took an elbowing penalty. Ca...