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#1 DuffMan

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:08 AM

Here we go, this is what we've been waiting for all year. Chance for retribution for the Caps.   Round1 kicks off Thursday at the phone booth against Toronto.   Toronto has a young and upcoming team that over achieved but there's no reason the Caps shouldn't take this series in 4 or 5 games.  Get through this one as quick as possible and get ready for a likely 2nd round rematch against the Pens.

 

Schedule for the Toronto series:

 

Game 1 Thursday at WSH 7pm

Game 2 Saturday at WSH 7pm

Game 3 Monday 4/17 at TOR  7pm

Game 4 Wednesday 4/19 at TOR 7pm

Gane 5*  Friday 4/21 at WSH TBD

Game 6*  Sunday 4/23 at TOR TBD

Game 7  Tuesday 4/25 at WSH TBD


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

Game 1 is tonight!   The only question mark was real american hero John Carlson, but he's been cleared to play game 1.  Team is at 100% health wise.  No excuses, lets do this!


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 05:13 PM

It's gotta be the year.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

Let's go!!!

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

We're gonna get bounced out again.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

That was fast. Same old playoff Caps.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:39 PM

Glad I thought this was an 8 PM start for some reason, and was watching the O's. My blood pressure thanks my mishap. Fucking unreal.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:44 PM

Caps get one back on the 2MA

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

Would you rather lose to Tor in Rd 1 or Pit again in Rd 2

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:22 PM

Caps win in OT on Tom Wilson's first career playoff goal, 3-2, and lead the series 1-0.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

A win is win, take it and keep going forward.  I'm really surprised how shitty they looked early in this game.  I'm not sure if it was nerves or the layoff, but the Caps were  out of sync.  Wasn't really until the middle or late 2nd and the 3rd before they looked like the team we've seen all year.  Beisdes Mr Game 7 (williams) and MoJo not menny players were doing well.  Kuzy and the whole 3rd line certainly picked things up in the 3rd period.  Niskanen had a big hit that helped get them going as well.   Gotta also give credit to Holtby for shutting down after giving up the 2.  Great placement on Wilson's game winner.  One other thing, the crowd was pretty damn weak tonight, falling behind 2 will do that but even when they cut it to 1 and tied it they we're pretty meh, guess the layoff hurt them too.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

Lol at Wilson getting the game winner on an insanely placed shot. Wilson of all people. Good win, nice recovery, good toughness. Come out better out the gate Saturday. Simple as that.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:08 PM

They can't start like that again, that was awful.  This won't work in round 2.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

They can't start like that again, that was awful. This won't work in round 2.

Well they probably can this round, but I'd like to think that's over with and a one time thing. Meanwhile, Nashville takes game 1 in Chicago. Shit happens.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:16 AM

Don't sleep on TOR, this is one of the most mismatched 8 seeds I've ever seen. Kinda like the Wiz, TOR started off horribly, and then had the 5th best record in hockey for the rest of the year. They are so young that they are dangerous, if they happen to have youth that the pressure doesn't bother, they could roll through a round or two. They've got a young superstar, and some good side pieces. If anyone else was the #1 seed I'd probably have picked TOR to upset them. I think the veteran experience will save the day for the Caps, like Mr. April starting the scoring last night.

 

And don't forget, just because he plays the tough guy role on TV, Wilson is a much better offensive player than usual tough guys, he can score when he's trying.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:09 AM

I agree, Toronto is going to be tough for several years, and have a great coach. Not this year though. And I wouldn't accept any justification whatsoever if the Caps were to blow this series. Period. But of course y'all already know that.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:39 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic: Why Barry Trotz believes Caps’ horrid start to Game 1 is a good thing
http://www.csnmidatl...me-1-good-thing



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

I agree, Toronto is going to be tough for several years, and have a great coach. Not this year though. And I wouldn't accept any justification whatsoever if the Caps were to blow this series. Period. But of course y'all already know that.

 

You wouldn't accept any justification if the 1987 Oilers stepped out of a time machine and we played them in the next round. ;)


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:50 PM

This Boston-Ottawa game is getting me more hyped for tonight.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

Good penalty kill.  Looking aggressive early, if nothing else.






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