(We'll answer a few of your questions now): Is it just me or was Ovie turning over the puck every other time he had it, Wed? Don't get me wrong - crucial goal, monster hits - but it seemed, at least during the first two periods, that he was more of a liability than an asset.
To ever go anywhere in the playoffs, aren't the Caps going to have to comfortably win some games or even a series one of these years? It has been all 7-game series for the Caps with mostly close games.
Believe it or not, I am a serious sports fan, but I just cannot get into hockey. I watched the entire 78 minutes of Game 1, and yes, it's exciting when one goal or one mistake means winning or losing. But what I saw was a bunch of mucking around in front of the goal, and then, through the inertia of a scrum of players and a random thwack of the stick, the Caps get the equalizer. I also saw, in overtime, a Rangers defender basically whiff on a clearance, leading to the Caps' winning goal. So, where is the flow and beauty of this sport? Can I expect more of this garbage for the remainder of this series? Should I try watching another team instead?
Hearing from friends in NY that Avery is going to play tonight, but can't find any confirmation online. Should we expect a chippier contest in Game 2?