Conversely, when Steckel does not score (see Game 5 half-open net in overtime), Caps do not win. It’s as simple as that.
Who doesn’t love to see the Grind Liner elevate his game, lift up his team and take them to the big win. And what better way to break the other team’s will? It’s one thing for an Ovie or Semin to score – that’s expected. But to let a grinder score … at home. Well. That’s the kind of play that could haunt you.
So hopes this Caps fan.