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Eastside Terp

Caps 2017 .....

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It's finally here .....

Vegas is favored and well rested ....

They have the super hot goalie that you need to win it all plus he's a caps nemesis.....

Despite all that, I'm picking the Caps to win it in 6 .....

Caps need to push them around and play "heavy" on both ends, but.....

I think the Caps depth will be the difference in this one ....

Vegas doesn't go 4 lines deep like the Caps and they just need to keep bringing it, wave after wave .....

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So far, wild and sloppy. 

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Ice conditions are atrocious, major factor.

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Tough loss, missed blatant crosscheck will be debated, but sloppy ice and sloppy defense were the biggest factors.  Otherwise the Caps hit them hard, and should continue that. Vegas isn't much, if any faster that I could see, and Fluery can be beaten.  Stick to the formula. 

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Terrible missed call, directly responsible for goal ......

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Definitely need some defensive adjustments.

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13 hours ago, Eastside Terp said:

Terrible missed call, directly responsible for goal ......

Milbury was furious apparently on the postgame.  That was really bad for the league which is already dealing with Vegas-Mob conspiracy theories.  No way they didn't see it.  I get "letting them play" to a degree, but that was too blatant. 

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Slow start but turned it on....

We can score against them, have to play d ....

Kuzy has been quiet this series but we really need him.....

No report on his injury or even if he was on the bench ....

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Can't leave this one in the refs hands.

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The Save.  NO GOAL FOR YOU!!  

What a great game and effort by the Caps. Hopefully Kuzy's injury isn't serious but it didn't look good.  Caps played heavy AND fast, tons of odd man breaks and great looks.

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Only complaint I have is the sloppy passes and turnovers.  Fortunately Vegas couldn't capitalize.

Huge game by Holtby.

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1 minute ago, ivanbalt said:

Only complaint I have is the sloppy passes and turnovers.  Fortunately Vegas couldn't capitalize.

Huge game by Holtby.

Orlov had a horrendous game.  Some of the slop was from the ice though.

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Will forever be known as the save around these parts ......

Need to come home and take care of business.....

Keep playing heavy......

Need to get kuzy back....

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Kuzy practiced today, that's a positive sign.... .

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kuzy warmed up, still haven't said if he is playing ....

Sure looks like he is .....

Now we need to get the 1st line going ....

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Great game by the Caps so far.  Gotta win this, no cheapies, stick to the formula!!!!

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Looking good thru 2 but defense giving them too many chances, sloppy with puck .....

Holtby is light out but can't keep giving them all these chances....

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Other than the holtby brain fart, great game ....

My daughter went downtown in dc to watch the game and is sending me some video, place is going crazy ....

This has been a lot of fun, 2 more to go ....

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This team looks like they might actually pull it off. Cautiously optimistic. 

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DSP came through with a big goal after a couple of bad penalties.

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The place seemed as loud and electric as I can ever remember.  I thought Vegas might change their approach and do more dump and chase but they seem rigid so far and it's not working because the Caps have been so disruptive between the blues.

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2 hours ago, alienrace said:

The place seemed as loud and electric as I can ever remember.  I thought Vegas might change their approach and do more dump and chase but they seem rigid so far and it's not working because the Caps have been so disruptive between the blues.

Caps looking good in all phases. Really, really good. Imagine LV will grab one of the next two but look over-matched. Thinking Caps in 6.

Go get that Cup Ovi!!

 

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11 hours ago, ms maggie said:

Caps looking good in all phases. Really, really good. Imagine LV will grab one of the next two but look over-matched. Thinking Caps in 6.

Go get that Cup Ovi!!

 

I still have a difficult time making a prediction...hockey...what looks what we be one moment seems to change in an instant :)

Mostly though, I do agree that the Caps look really good and that Vegas looks like the team of misfits with something to prove that don't quite match talent-wise.  I still expect Fleury to have a stand-on-his-head game or two, but so far I like the Caps approach, and they've more than matched Vegas's speed.  So many odd-man rushes and high-danger opportunities they've had.  Holtby has been much better about rebounds since game 1.

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Cruising.  Some good fortune on a couple Vegas misses.

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