For the sixth time in nine games Thursday, the Washington Capitals were held to one goal. As goaltender Tomas Vokoun pointed out, “It’s tough to win with one goal.”
But captain Alex Ovechkin isn’t panicking about the lack of offense, citing adjustment to a new system.
“It’s just a period of time now,” Ovechkin said. “Goals go in; it’s going to come. It’s not going to be like we’re going to score every game one goal. It’s never going to happen to this team.”
One of the problems seems to be a lack of shots and another a new transition from defense to offense. But so far under Dale Hunter offense and goals have been hard to come by.
Asked earlier in the week what it would take for the Caps to regain their “mojo,” Nicklas Backstrom said: “Score goals.”
Easier said than done in a 2-1 loss to the Penguins.
“We had some good chances. We were getting the puck deep and worked their D,” Backstrom said. “Honestly, we don’t score enough, and that’s something we have to deal with.”