The Washington Capitals lost, 5-1, to a Buffalo Sabres team missing tons of players from their normal lineup. That's a horrible loss for a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, and it's one that could very well cost coach Bruce Boudreau his job. It was also a loss that caused CSN Washington analyst Alan May, normally a subdued commentator, to go after the team.
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"It was inexcusable. They played against a team of American Hockey League players tonight," May began.
"They sat back against a very inexperienced team, which I find inexcusable. They should have skated them into the ground. Last night, the Sabres lost to the worst team in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tonight, the Capitals don't attack. They retreat. They pay respect to the American Hockey League team. This was like playing a preseason game where the other team has half their starters in and half their junior players in, and you have your full roster. There's no way you should ever lose this game. They got outhit, outskated, outhustled. They lost in every facet of the game. ... Everything was awful tonight."
May went on to discuss the need to throw pucks at the net and play Alex Ovechkin a lot before finally coming around to his final point.
"You know what? You have to win every physical battle in a game like this. I'm not being negative, but I didn't see one physical battle won tonight. It was pathetic," May said.
That's being very negative. It's also being accurate, which is the scariest part.
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