I don't have a whole lot to say about the last two Caps games. They've been pretty badly outplayed, and Holtby has basically won both games for them. Great that he's able to do that, but it's not a strategy to bank on.
The one really good thing is, with Burra scoring twice last night, maybe he won't get sent back down when Fehr's healthy. Maybe he'll even get moved up alongside Kuzya? That's crazy talk!
Speaking of Kuzya, he's probably a bit overconfident. He's been trying to do too much the last couple games, and it's resulted in a lot of turnovers.
Beagle's goal probably keeps him from being benched, when that happens, too, and that's less fortunate. Beag's been killing it on the dot, which is great, but he's mostly a liability outside of that. Winning the face-off doesn't help if you can't keep possession.
Anyway, the top line has been mostly invisible the last couple games; a few threats, but nothing consistent. We'll take it, as long as we're winning, but it's worrisome.
Niskanen and Alzner... I'm not sure what they're doing, but it's not working. They're just getting killed.
Green? He's actually been fantastic, but hasn't been getting enough ice time (hurt, maybe?).
Still, the Caps now have a 3-1 lead in the series. As any long-suffering Caps fan can tell you, that's a long ways from victory, but it's certainly an enviable position. It's a certainty that the Rangers will come out flying, tomorrow night. The Caps had better be ready for that.