“He had a chance in overtime — a great chance — and we need him to score,” the Capitals‘ coach said. “We need him to put up numbers and play good defensively.”
“You can’t turn pucks over against these teams like Tampa Bay that play that style. You’ve got to chip and chase,” he said. “You want to dangle guys and it looks good on TSN but you turn pucks over, it’ll cost you games.”
With Mike Green beginning a three-game suspension Saturday, Washington needs another defenseman in the lineup. The logical candidates are Roman Hamrlik and John Erskine, who have both been healthy scratches lately.
Neither player had any clue who would get the call.
“It’s me and Ersky, so we will see who he’s going to put in the lineup,” Hamrlik said. “[If it’s me], I’ll just play the way I played before.”
“We haven’t decided yet,” he said. “The cart before the horse.”View Entire Story
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