Game 35 Review: OT Goal Completes Stunning Comeback

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | | 0 comments »

I won't have a full review today since a) I'm on vacation; b) I'm on a really lousy hotel internet connection; and c) I didn't see the game.

However, from all accounts the Caps played lousy in the beginning, stemming from poor goaltending, the Rangers folded, the Caps scored a bunch of third period goals and got an unlikely hero in OT.

Does that sum it up?

The most exciting team in hockey? Indeed.

If this team is going to be successful deep into the playoffs, they will need to address the goaltending situation. Theodore is a shell of what he once was. I didn't need to see today's game to be able to make that statement. All season he's played poorly and without confidence.

The Caps have proven over the last month or so that they can score and have some pretty impressive organizational depth. If they could ever get healthy they have a package of some of the most talented players in the league.

But they need to get better between the pipes. They can have all the talent in the world, but shoddy goaltending can derail any team's playoff aspirations. This team has too much talent to let that happen.