Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Post-Game: Capitals @ Flames

Caps take the loss on the road against the Flames, 2-1.

Well at least Jose Theodore did not allow a goal on the opponent's first shot.

Frankly coming from a Capitals fan, that was torture to watch. The Capitals went on a 9:00 minute powerplay (does that even exist??). Unable to capitalize on what ended up as 7:05, with the extra man, the Capitals were lackluster with the man advantage. Gabby opted to put the energy line out on the powerplay that included the likes of Bradley and Brashear...

Fed got on the board in the first with a nice deflection off Shultz's shot/pass, but that was one of few bright moments from the Capitals end.

Calgary scored two quick goals in 1:42 to start the second period and had a lead that they would not relinquish.

In the third, the PP looked out of sync once more. The passing lanes just were not open tonight as the Caps went 0-5 on the night. Although it wasn't as dismal as the Flames' 1-10 Power Play, zero goals on five attempts is unacceptable.

Other quick hits:

Boudreau sported his glasses, which haven't been seen since November of last year

Mike Green looked like he had something to prove as he was doing way too much.

Sergei Federov is now tied for most goals by Russian players with Alexander Mogilny

Tyler Sloan had the hit of the night that induced a 9 minute power play in the first period. Sloan, along with Shultz and Green all grew up in Calgary.

Predictions Revisited


Alex Ovechkin- 1 Assist, off by two goals. On another night the puck could have bounced his way as he had his chances.

Mike Green- +/- of -1, no goals or assists as predicted. Missed a few opportunities by sending multiple shots wide

Flash-Nyles-Brads Line- Not together the whole game and did not live up to my lofty expectations, but did combine for 1/3 of the Capitals shots.


Dion Phaneuf- If it wasn't for a great save by JT60 in the opening minute, Dion would have got a tally. No goals, but 4 shots in 30 minutes of ice time.

Jarome Iginla- One goal (as predicted), a soft one at that...but then again Theodore stops the hard ones, and lets in the easy ones.

Miikka Kiprusoff- 31 saves. Good game, challenged a few times, but with the amount of Washington PPs and the lackluster attempt on those Power Plays, Kippy got off easy tonight.

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