They fired off high volume, low percentage, desperation shots from the perimeter towards the end of that series, I don't think we dominated.
The Caps/Lighting series is a good comparison too, because even though "we're only down 1", "we're only down 2", etc we were down by so much more than that when you actually watched the games. That's the problem with this series. We are 1-2 in this series but that one win was theft and the other two aren't encouraging.
I'm not hoping for ONE win tomorrow, I'm hoping that everything we've seen the past few days is a mirage and we do a 180. That's not encouraging.
Yeah, I totally don't buy the high volume, low percentage perimeter drum Caps fans were beating about that series. Caps out-shot the Habs something like 60 shots to 19 in game 6 - that's absurd - Caps spent the majority of that entire series on offense. Besides, that series was ultimately lost because of a waived off goal for goalie interference that never happened in game 7 - awesome
I said the lightening series because it felt like we were never in it - but that's really not what's happening here.
I dont' think the Nats stole game 1 at all. Nats actually left more runners on base in game 1 than the Cardinals. But the Nats got the big hit when they needed to, made all the big pitches that they needed to.
In these last 2 games, Nats have had endless chances. They've left 30 men on base the last 2 games - Nats are not being out-matched or out-classed, they're simply not executing.
Not making the good pitch when they need to
Not getting the big hit when they need to
It's not like they're not capable.
I still think the Nats are more than able to win the next two games.