Slow Start Finds the Capitals Down 2-0 After One Period in Nashville

While coming into the second night of a back-to-back tilt will always bring with it a degree of fatigue, the Capitals’ were hoping for quite a different start to their Tuesday night matchup against the Nashville Predators after a poor showing against the St. Louis Blues last night. Instead, another slow start finds the Caps down 2-0 after one period of play in the home of Country Music. 

The Caps found themselves down by one 3:45 into the game on a Viktor Arvidsson breakaway goal, putting the Preds ahead early after a turnover by the Capitals. Nick Bonino would find the back of the net just several minutes later when he converted a pass from Colton Sissons on a 2-on-1 to put the Predators ahead by two.

Arvidsson’s goal:

Bonino’s goal:

Through one period of play, the Caps were outshot 9-8, had five giveaways, and six shots blocked (to Nashville’s two). The positives for the Capitals included winning 59% of the opening frame’s faceoffs and outhitting the Predators 9-5. Goaltender Pheonix Copley stopped seven of nine shots for a save percentage of .778, while 10 players were minus-1 after one period of play.

 

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Slow Start Finds the Capitals Down 2-0 After One Period in Nashville

  1. DayOne Caps Fanatic says:

    Baldy isn’t the guy to take this team to the Stanley Cup Finals again. Won’t even make the playoffs this year. It’s time to …. FIRE BALDY! GMBM tells us he “doing a great job.” Baloney

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