October 25, 2014

Washington Capitals Game Nine Postgame Audio: Oates, Holtby, Brouwer, Ovechkin & More

WASHINGTON–The Washington Capitals lost their sixth game of the season falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in front of a sold out Verizon Center.

The Capitals tied it up early in the second off one of the flukiest goals you’ll ever seen, but fell apart soon afterwards.  Head Coach Adam Oates though was happy with how they played.

“I thought we played a good, solid hockey game.”

Oates also said he thought captain Alex Ovechkin played his best game of the season.  The players disagreed with Oates’ assessment that they are playing well.

“We’ve got guys trying to do too much right now,”  veteran Troy Brouwer said.  “Because of the situation that we’re in, everyone wants to win it for themselves.”

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stopped 20-of-26 shots and he thinks the problem is more of what’s happening in their heads then on the ice.

“I think the biggest thing is just our mental game isn’t strong enough.”

Capitals forward Wojtek Wolski says they need to just start burying some pucks when they get some chances.

“We get a lot of chances and create a lot of offense but we need to just put the puck in the net. That’s the biggest thing. When we do get those opportunities, there are chances to change the game, change the momentum, we haven’t capitalized.”

The Caps have a chance to get back on track against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center on Tuesday.

Listen here to what Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Troy Brouwer, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Ribeiro & Wojtek Wolski had to say following the loss.

Adam Oates Postgame Audio

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Braden Holtby Postgame Audio

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Troy Brouwer Postgame Audio

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Alex Ovechkin Postgame Audio

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Mike Ribeiro Postgame Audio

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Wojtek Wolski Postgame Audio

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