Greenberg: Reirden saved his job with win over Penguins

The Fan News Desk
March 09, 2020 - 3:43 pm

The Capitals' crucial win over the Penguins Saturday may have saved coach Todd Reirden's job, The Post's Neil Greenberg told The Sports Junkies Monday. 

"I think the seat was getting pretty hot," Greenberg stated when discussing the team's recent struggles."I don't think you can look at this team and how poorly they were playing, with the talent that they have, and objectively say 'he's the right guy for the job."

The win over the Penguins could build some momentum in the team's locker room. They have dropped 11 of their last 19 games since All-Star break and the seismic victory over the Penguins can put this team in the right direction.

"Pittsburgh, because its such a big rival, probably magnifies a lot of people's feelings," Greenberg added. "For me, it was this last game, based on where the team has come from and where it was going, had he (Reirden) lost in Pittsburgh, I think there would have been a lot of talk over 'he's in some trouble'."

With a manageable stretch coming up, Greenberg believes fans will breathe a sigh of relief if the Caps are able to put together a winning streak.

"They have three soft games coming up – Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago," Greenberg told The Junkies. "Look, winning cures all, and if they put together four wins in a row, which they should over these next three games, I think people will feel a lot better."