Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth hasnt exactly had the ideal season so far. He has struggled in the back-up role, rarely given consecutive starts and thus a chance to find a rhythm.
When Dale Hunter took over as Capitals coach, he knew his greatest challenge would be getting Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin to play the same way as Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera.
These Capitals sure can be maddening. After a hard fought (albeit ugly) win in Winnipeg, the Caps come right back and lay an egg in Colorado, losing to the youngest team in the NHL.
The goaltending matchup every Caps fan was waiting to see will not happen after all as the Colorado Avalanche have decided to sit Semyon Varlamov for tonight's game in Denver.