The Washington Times - February 6, 2013, 02:30PM

Jay Beagle wants to do his best impression of Pedro Cerrano from “Major League.” The Washington Capitals center would do just about anything right now to start the bounces going the other way.

“There are a lot of bounces that aren’t going our way,” Beagle said. “I don’t know if we have to sacrifice a cow or something. I don’t know what we have to do.”


Ex-Caps right wing Mike Knuble once vowed to sacrifice a goat to cure a scoring slump. Since dead animals were the subject of conversation, Beagle reacted well to news that there was a dead mouse in the media room at the team’s practice facility.

Good! Let’s start with that,” Beagle said.

Why not a goat? Why not start small? The Caps are 2-7-1, and the season is almost a quarter of the way over.

No, I’m starting big,” Beagle said. “There’s no time for starting small. It’s big.”

Told of Beagle’s idea of sacrificing a cow, forward Matt Hendricks didn’t dismiss the idea. And he cited “Major League.”

“Wasn’t that a chicken?” Hendricks said.

Whatever works.