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by Paul on 11/23/13 at 10:52 AM ET
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
The recurrence of problems like turnovers and lost assignments off a faceoff that contributed to the slow start and the six minor penalties that prevented Washington from making any headway, made Friday’s 3-2 loss to Montreal a more maddening outing for Coach Adam Oates.
“Sometimes when I’m up here, I’m more frustrated than others in terms of how the game went,” Oates said during his post-game news conference. “Tonight I’m a little bit more mad at some of the older guys [who didn’t] help the young kids out. We all watch our shifts, we all watch video. We have a simple formula and when we don’t do it, we give them chances.”
Montreal’s first goal by Travis Moen was the result of a turnover by Mikhail Grabovski as he exited the Capitals’ zone. Their second goal came on a deflection by David Desharnais and while there wasn’t enough video evidence to wipe out the goal as having been scored by a high stick, it wasn’t that ambiguity that bothered Oates. It was that Washington failed in its coverage assignments after losing a faceoff.
Regarding the reviewed goal, I thought it would be ruled a no goal by the situation room, you can decide yourself by watching it below. Scroll to the 1:15 mark to see why I thought it should have been ruled no goal.
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