All the while Washington’s defense is scrambling after canada

Capitals defense needs major improvement in Game 2 against Golden Knights

canada goose store Ryan Reaves, a member of the Vegas Golden Knights fourth line, canada goose outlet store toronto was a difference maker in Game 1. (Harry How/Getty Images) canada goose store

Canada Goose online The Washington canada goose outlet store quebec Capitals dropped canada goose outlet store near me the first game of the Stanley Cup finals to the canada goose outlet online uk Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night, a 6 4 loss thatfeatured a lackluster Capitals top line and questionable hits to create Vegas goals. But those paled in comparison to the terrible defense and less than stellar goaltending buy canada goose uk Washingtondisplayed inthe opener. Canada Goose online

canada goose uk shop In wins leading up to Washington’s first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1998, the team allowed 10.5 high danger scoring chances, those shot attempts in the slot or the crease, per 60 minutes of even strength play. canada goose uk shop

cheap canada goose uk [The Capitals and Golden Knights share a road trip tradition: Mario Kart] cheap canada goose uk

canada goose clearance sale So right away we see canada goose outlet phone number a trend: Holtby’s play is key forthe Capitals in the postseason. However, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, both systems failed. The defense allowed 14 high danger chances over 53 even strength minutes, a rate of 15.8 per 60, and Holtby stopped just 10 of 14 canada goose outlet online of those chances against (.714). canada goose clearance sale

canada goose coats canada goose vest outlet Vegas employs avery aggressive offensive approach using its speed on the forecheck it also uses speed to close down passing lanes, force turnovers and dig pucks out along the boards. canada goose coats

Canada Goose Online canada goose outlet buffalo Here we can see it in action. William Karlsson picks up his rebound off Holtby near the boards and sends the puck toReilly Smith, who puts another canada goose outlet vip shot wide of the net, whichKarlsson again grabs off Canada Goose Outlet the end boards and into the net past Holtby, tying the game at 2 2. All the while Washington’s defense is scrambling after canada goose outlet florida John Carlson doesn’t quite connect canada goose outlet michigan with his hip check on Karlsson off the rush. Canada Goose Online

Canada canada goose outlet las vegas Goose Coats On Sale Washington’s defense was on its heels all night. Carlson andMichalKempny, the Capitals second best defensive pair, canada goose outlet store calgary allowed five high danger chances in 18minutes of ice time, all to the Golden Knights fourth line ofNosek, Pierre EdouardBellemare andRyanReaves, who also had two goals. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

canada goose black friday sale According to the book ”Hockey Plays and Strategies,” co canada https://www.canadagoose-online-shop.co.uk goose outlet kokemuksia written by Ryan Walter, former member of the Washington Capitals and current head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team, and Mike Johnston, former coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Knight’s forecheck canada goose outlet shop system does canada goose outlet online store have a weakness, canada goose outlet price and ”good passing defensemen can hit canada goose outlet uk sale the middle of the ice” to create breakouts. canada goose black friday sale

uk canada goose outlet Washington has offensive minded blue liners inCarlson, Matt Niskanen and canada goose jacket outlet uk Dmitry Orlov, but the Golden Knights were also credited with 22 takeaways in Game 1. Alex Yuch led the team with canada goose premium outlet four, Reilly had three and 11 other skaters for Vegas had at least one. The Capitals, meanwhile, were credited with just nine takeaways. uk canada goose outlet

buy canada goose jacket cheap ”It’s a lesson we’ll obviously get better at,” Holtby said. ”You can’t take a breath when the puck is around the net with them. That’s their game plan. That’s one of their strengths. In order for us to have success, we just, as a group, have to be committed all times.” buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose uk outlet Since the Stanley Cup finals went to canada goose uk the best of seven format in 1939, the team that has won Game 1 has gone on canada goose outlet new york tohoist the Cup 78 percent of the time (61 of 78 series), including in each of the past six years. That improves to canada goose parka outlet uk 90 percent (46 5) if they can canada goose outlet winnipeg address extend that to a 2 0 series lead. It’s unfair to label a non elimination game as a ”must win,” but for Washington, and its defense, Game 2 is as close as it gets canada goose uk outlet.