On Tuesday night, our Islanders fell to Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals by a score of 5-4 in overtime. Here are some of my notes:
-Defense was abysmal at points during this game. Many blown assignments led to Capital goals. Most notably when Alex Ovechkin was lost and was allowed three shots on the net eventually converting on a goal.
-Congrats to Tavares and Moulson for both reaching the 30 goal club. This is the first time of many I am sure for Tavares.
-Now Moulson, three straight years of at least 30 goals. Who would've thunk it? Moulson is an incredible story of a guy going from minor league fodder to one of the above average players in the entire league.
-Lost in the defenses bad overall effort, was that Travis Hamonic amassed almost 28 minutes of ice time. That is just borderline jaw dropping for a kid of his age to be playing such long minutes. It is certainly nice to finally get an unexpected winner from the draft isn't it?
I know some will disagree but I thought our play fell off after we scored our fourth goal. I thought for the better part of the second half of the game that the Capitals controlled the play and rather easily to and that just isn't a recipe to win games. I know we have a younger team for the most part so they will make mistakes, but the thing is instead of learning from them they seem to find crazy ways to make the same mistake again. Sooner or later people are going to begin wondering what will it be tonight?
Next Game: Tonight @ Home VS The Flyers