Hey guys, that first period was not a glorified warm-up! Those goals counted! But seriously, it wasn’t a terrible game despite it being a loss. Right now Washington is still better, so winning one of two games with them is not bad. What I liked: seeing Ennis/Roy/Vanek continue to play well, more D contributions, and not giving up when down 3-0. Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth was very good, he was definitely the difference after Buffalo scored their two goals (which he didn’t get much help on).
It’s not getting any easier for Buffalo, as they have a Friday/Saturday schedule at home, with the LA Kings and Steven Stamkos’s Tampa Bay Lightning in town. Tampa had lost 3 in a row before facing the coach-firing, injury riddled New York Islanders. If you are a Vanek fan, by the way, watch Saturday. He’s got 16 goals in 20 games against them.