It's hard to say exactly what went wrong for the Caps tonight against the Avalanche... except maybe everything. Too many penalties. Offense, defense, goaltending? Against the worst team in the Western Conference? Hellooooo?????
It was not a good outing for Jose' Theodore as he faced his former teammates. He made a few great saves, and missed a few that seemed routine. The offense offered little to help Theo, with just one goal from Nicklas Backstrom.
Once again, the Caps yielded a win to a Western Conference foe. They're now 7-10-0 against Western teams, and 30-7-5 against Eastern Teams. The Caps will face the Penguins on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Verizon Center in the NBC NHL Game of the Week.
Final score: Caps 1, Avalanche 4 (L).