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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Teddy Purcell
It didn't take long Saturday night for things to look all too familiar for the Washington Capitals. Again they were playing at the Tampa Bay Lightning, and again they were losing and forced to play catch-up.
Every year, the Washington Capitals try to turn their playoff losses into learning experiences. There's no finger pointing, no big roster upheaval, no emotion of any kind, really. They just take a step back, survey the wreckage and say: What could we have done better? What should we have done better?
When the Tampa Bay Lightning are in a pinch, they know where to turn for leadership.
Mike Smith was perfect in relief of goalie Dwayne Roloson, and Simon Gagne snapped a tie in the third period for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who erased an early three-goal deficit and evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-3 win in Game 4 over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.