A late start due to Zamboni issues equalled a bad start for the Dogs as the Caps came out flying taking a 3-0 lead three minutes into the game on goals by Troy Paterson in the first minute, Vinny Muto two and a half minutes in and then Brett Knowles on the power play less than a minute later. The Caps continued to dominate to build the lead to 4-0 on an Iacobellis goal just short of nine minutes in, followed by a Matt Brown tally less than two minutes later to make it 5-0.
You wouldn't have believed it at the time but that would be it for the Caps offence on the game as they didn't find the net again while they certainly had their chances and several near misses.
The Dogs deserve credit for taking it in the chin BIG TIME but simply not quitting and just continuing to plug away no matter what. While the Caps no doubt took their foot off the gas with the big lead, they by no means quit. While the Dogs won the final 50 minutes they lost the first 10 badly enough that they couldn't dig out of the hole as Turner Popoff (with the first of his career) and Lars Hepso scored power play goals in the second and third to account for all the offense and the 5-2 final score.
Off to bed for a short nap and the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show at 6am tomorow!