I had a bad feeling about tonight as soon as I boarded the Metro on the way to the
game — my 20 minute trip stretching to 75 minutes due to a damaged
The pregame skate was an indicator of things to come, as Washington Capitals forward Boyd Gordon re-injured his back. Gordon will likely miss Saturday’s game in Montreal, though he had not yet been medically evaluated when Coach Boudreau addressed the injury after the game. The team played with only 11 forwards and for the most part rolled just three lines.
Boudreau’s press conference, while understandably less energetic than usual, still provides some good insights into dealing with Columbus’ stifling style of play and the team’s increasing frustration as the game progressed.