Caps Lunchbox: Do-or-Die Game 6
CSN Washington dot com. Welcome Eric page capitals lunch box Kellie -- joined by Alan may and of course my very Fuzzy co host. JP from jeepers drink I don't hate him good are you into. The top certainly a little bit. Yet -- yet people need to downing have you may not get another chance this round. I'm Alan I want to address and being really quickly -- Last night after the first period very sloppy play from the capitals and your first comments to me it was our were expected and that's all you said expected so I wanted to hear from you. To elaborate a little bit more about why that was expected and. Well that Rangers game plan was to make sure that they're shooting the puck from everywhere in the first period and they had they come out at the home ice advantage to get the last line change. And they were shooting from the perimeter they were getting all the shots through from the defenseman and the forwards are just spinning and shooting a replica he -- of replicating what the Tampa Bay Lightning do you see it every night. And I expected that then I have a 1520 shots in the first period the capital the clock for on the front of the net. Hold hold off the the barrage of shots and just try to stay in the game at that point and then just build from there and get stronger as the game went on. Now of course I've shot everybody knows the -- -- last night the final stats on that 38 to eighteen. And that includes a lot of -- that doesn't include the 25 blocked shots of the capitals put down. Now the top 11 shot between three different guys Alex Ovechkin Marcus Johansson. Nicklaus back -- one shot among them how concerned are you JP when they Rangers are essentially playing by -- defenseman on them how concerned are you that they're able to shut down that top line. Obviously need a little bit more offense at your top line you know whether Johansson up -- -- worth with -- of mentioned it. I think is generated the goal and I would expect a lot more out of them in game six. When they're on home ice they've got to find a way to get more pucks on net. First and foremost more important than anything. What of the Rangers do specifically Allen to make about ten so ineffective last night no shots from him. What do they do it wasn't that he was ineffective day at the last line change and they made sure that they had their best defensive pairs in the most offensive force out against him. And they just took his -- the way that's why Brooks like kept five shots last night because they were overplaying Ovechkin they weren't they weren't letting him play the puck there -- Being physical with them but they weren't letting the puck get to him first and foremost. And so for her at bats can remedy that next game dale hunter's gonna have the last line change he's gonna put him out against their. A second -- third pairs of defensemen their weaker forward lines. And Ovechkin will he's going to be upset he didn't get any shots he's gonna take this personally you know he's gonna come on try to get ten shots in game six. What I caps need to do to remedy it last night JP. Well I mean like I said they need to get shots at the net they need to obviously. Play a little bit smarter than me today. You get the big saves hope he was great in in that game five. But he might want backup first goal. Of the game and you probably kicked himself about the game tying goal as well. And they've got to win the special teams battle and obviously they. Thanks to winning game seven things to the Rocky season they had they'd better prepared now for the schemes Texas. Out -- doesn't have great leadership from their coach she hasn't been -- he doesn't read insecurity he actually breeds confidence and all the fires in his demeanor after the game. The wasted our first players he didn't pass blame not the greatest thing about dale -- right now. And then as a coaching staff that go game to game and they adapt just like it here graders at John for girls not getting enough credit for what he did. -- game four -- five he made sure that his offense for getting shots through to the front of the net and that's something the capitals are gonna have to remedy the next game and I fully expect them to do that. -- -- NATO do official predictions but maybe he can give us some key players from both sides for insects. Well I can debate them the key the key player for the caps of course gonna be Ovechkin is going to be nick backstroke. And then once again the defensive pairs of Mike Green -- cap to be big for them. Carlson also have to be big for them of course all the drugs that we really if the team when they're not winning on just one player but Ovechkin. Will be a force in game six in. He's gonna play and inspire this team to victory JP your key players. How about Alexander and he doesn't have a goal yet in the series and its about time so look -- -- -- Every week that we have Allen on we always skip him for final predictions JP. You and I we're obviously wrong as they predicted the caps and six so what's your final prediction on the series. Caps and seven. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And with that we're gonna wrap this week thank you for joining us and thank you Allen and JP and Kellie Cowan join us next week will be on. But if they win or lose game six game seven we'll see you next week on capitol and I. CSN Washington dot com.