Barry Trotz admitted he had a few jitters during the playing of the Canadian and American anthems before Thursday night’s season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Caps lost to the Habs 2-1 in a shootout, but Barry Trotz thinks the game got away in the first period when Washington couldn't put away Montreal.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ season-opening 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Verizon Center:
The Caps fell in the fifth-round of the shootout to Montreal in a 2-1 loss on opening night at home. On the plus side, the Caps still got one point out of the night.
Brooks Orpik and Brandon Prust tussled behind the net before John Carlson and Travis Moen entered the scrum.