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IDK about some of you guys, but I was not that impressed by Holtby this series. Was decent but didn't steal anything. I think he played that OT goal bad there with the rebound.

Regardless caps blow. 70 seconds to seal it and they couldn't in game 5. Team is such a one trick pony.

 

Holtby was amazing in this series dude. They lose 2-1, 2-1, 2-1 no goals at all.

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Tampa has a lot of holes especially with defense and goaltending. Same goes for Chicago if they meet NYR. Like I said before NYR is the most complete team left.

Tampa is loaded up front and deep on D. The only advantage the Rags have is in net. Edited by MadDog2020
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IDK about some of you guys, but I was not that impressed by Holtby this series. Was decent but didn't steal anything. I think he played that OT goal bad there with the rebound.

Regardless caps blow. 70 seconds to seal it and they couldn't in game 5. Team is such a one trick pony.

I completely agree with you here. Holtby was excellent up until it counted. Final minutes or OT and he's letting in goals that he should be doing better on.

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Of course you know the direct opposite's going to happen and St. Louis is going to suddenly roar to life and be a hero in this series.

I wouldn't bet against it, as nauseating as it would be. Edited by MadDog2020
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That was a great series. Caps fought their heart out. You can call them chokers but they had every opportunity to close it out. Ovechkin played his ass off. Holtby was tremendous. That OT was mostly Caps but Lundqvist refused to let them lose. He's the reason they're still playing. Great play by Fast to help win the faceoff and Danny G gets the shot and bang it's in the net. It was hard fought. They had some luck on their side tonight. 

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That was a great series. Caps fought their heart out. You can call them chokers but they had every opportunity to close it out. Ovechkin played his ass off. Holtby was tremendous. That OT was mostly Caps but Lundqvist refused to let them lose. He's the reason they're still playing. Great play by Fast to help win the faceoff and Danny G gets the shot and bang it's in the net. It was hard fought. They had some luck on their side tonight.

The Caps are the definition of chokers because they often have every opportunity to close things out, but they never do.

It was a good series. As much as it pains me to say it, the Rags play with a lot of heart. Now, go Bolts!

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The Caps are the definition of chokers because they often have every opportunity to close things out, but they never do.

It was a good series. As much as it pains me to say it, the Rags play with a lot of heart. Now, go Bolts!

 

Remember when I said luck was on their side? Check this out:

 

Don't Play Lundqvist in Game 7 on May 13th

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thing is Caps were doing really well in OT and had good pressure, came close a few times. My buddy posted on fb that the Caps were killing it. I replied right away that it only meant that the Rangers would score soon. Thats simply the way it is with MTL and Rangers, i really thought i was imagining it since its the 2 teams i hate the most and would "see" it that way with biased eyes. "team is dominated and almost get scored on a few times, just to score on the very next play" its very very typical of those 2 teams but then funny enough i looked and they are the top 2 teams in the league in PDO so i kinds of support what i was seeing. lol

 

Caps played a good game and it all came down to one faceoff loss that generated a shot, then rebound and boom. 

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Even though the result sucked, that was a hell of a series. It's a shame a fluky bounce left Stepan wide open with Holtby swimming. I'm going to miss watching Ovechkin....he really put on a great performance. I think he answered his (mindless) critics with his big goal, effort and commitment to defense. I think Mirtle mentioned this but the Caps realistically have a better shot next year. Kuznetsov and Burakovsky will be better and if they can replace Green's salary with a net positive player things will only improve. Trotz deserves a lot of credit.

 

That being said, TB is a better team and *should* win this. Unlike Washington that has useless players like Laich, Beagle, Wilson, Gleason etc. TB comes at you in waves. Stamkos, Drouin, Johnson, Kucherov, Killorn, Palat, Callahan, Filp. That's a top 9 that is downright scary. The key is Bishop really. he doesnt have to be as good as Lundqvist like Holtby was, but if he gives them .920 in the series, I think they win

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thing is Caps were doing really well in OT and had good pressure, came close a few times. My buddy posted on fb that the Caps were killing it. I replied right away that it only meant that the Rangers would score soon. Thats simply the way it is with MTL and Rangers, i really thought i was imagining it since its the 2 teams i hate the most and would "see" it that way with biased eyes. "team is dominated and almost get scored on a few times, just to score on the very next play" its very very typical of those 2 teams but then funny enough i looked and they are the top 2 teams in the league in PDO so i kinds of support what i was seeing. lol

 

Caps played a good game and it all came down to one faceoff loss that generated a shot, then rebound and boom. 

 

That's the thing.  Caps dominated the Rags in FO in not only during regulation, but pretty much the entire series.  The one time they really sucked at FO was in OT in game 7, and the series-winning goal was off a play that started with a clean FO loss.  How fitting.

 

I am wondering how Caps fans are dealing with this.  I am thinking pretty well since they are so used to their team choking by now that this was a scenario that they were deep down mentally prepared for.

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Even though the result sucked, that was a hell of a series. It's a shame a fluky bounce left Stepan wide open with Holtby swimming. I'm going to miss watching Ovechkin....he really put on a great performance. I think he answered his (mindless) critics with his big goal, effort and commitment to defense. I think Mirtle mentioned this but the Caps realistically have a better shot next year. Kuznetsov and Burakovsky will be better and if they can replace Green's salary with a net positive player things will only improve. Trotz deserves a lot of credit.

That being said, TB is a better team and *should* win this. Unlike Washington that has useless players like Laich, Beagle, Wilson, Gleason etc. TB comes at you in waves. Stamkos, Drouin, Johnson, Kucherov, Killorn, Palat, Callahan, Filp. That's a top 9 that is downright scary. The key is Bishop really. he doesnt have to be as good as Lundqvist like Holtby was, but if he gives them .920 in the series, I think they win

Drouin hardly ever plays. In fact, he couldn't even draw in in game 6 with Callahan out- Cooper went with Marchessault. They're deep. It really comes down to Bishop. If he plays well, Tampa should be able to win. They're a better team top to bottom than the Rangers. Edited by MadDog2020
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All I wanted to do was not have to be invested any further in these playoffs. I'm on my way on a month long vacation, and I just didn't want to have to worry about giving a sh!t about the results. I wanted to relax, watch the games, and just grumble neutrally at the results. Now I have another two weeks at least to be stressed about hockey. Probably longer.

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