“I’ve seen Casper all summer in L.A. I think we all know what he can do, what he can bring to the game.”
Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman was resigned to the fact that he may not be able to keep his starting point guard for the long term.
“You never worry about a player possibly getting something better,” Vickerman said post-game. “That’s part of what this was about, it was about those guys showing that they belong at a higher level, and obviously Casper, and a number of other guys, [showed] they can play at this level.”
Washington (2-0-1) won its first two games behind Alex Ovechkin’s seven goals before dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Lightning on Monday night. The Capitals let up against Tampa Bay, squandering a 3-1 lead despite a strong effort by backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer.
“Early in the season here, that’s a learning moment for us,” said Capitals winger T.J. Oshie, who scored twice Monday. “I feel like every year you kind of get that same thing. Once you get Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys a lead, you start sitting back. So we’ll get that out of our game.”
The Capitals continued their penalty-killing excellence … most Cheap Dream Team Jerseys of the way. After Cheap Dream Team Jerseys killing off 13 consecutive Cheap Eagles Jerseys power plays to start the season, they allowed their first power-play goal in the overtime.