Monday, November 10, 2008

Post-Game: Capitals vs Lightning

The Washington Capitals gave Olie Kolzig an unpleasant homecoming, scoring on the first two shots of the game, and eventually winning 4-2.

  • First of all, hats off to Brent Johnson who had a hell of a game stopping 34/36 shots. He is now 10-3-3 under Bruce Boudreau. Johnny has started four straight, but it is still unclear who will get the nod Wednesday night in Carolina.
  • Tom Poti scored has scored goals in two straight games for the first time since 2003. Poti had two goals in 71 games last season.
  • Donald Brashear picked up his second assist of the season. Brash has not got a point since the home opener.
  • Mike Green also scored, adding his fifth goal of the year. He is now tied with Sheldon Souray of Edmonton for second in the league.
  • Eric Fehr scored his first goal of the season. It was his first regular season goal since February 26th of last year.
  • Alex Ovechkin ended his goal drought, scoring on a tip-in from Alex Semin late in the 3rd period.
  • Gary Roberts tallied his first goal of the season in the 2nd period...And his second goal of the season in the third period.
  • 11 different Washington players recorded a point on the night.
  • Former Capital, Steve Eminger was on the ice for all three of Washington's first period goals.
  • Tampa Bay converted on 2/5 power plays, while Washington went 0/4.
  • Ryan Malone left early in the game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
  • The Capitals played without the services of Sergei Fedorov, Viktor Kozlov, and Shaone Morrisonn.
  • Washington's win streak against Tampa Bay is now six games in-a-row.
  • The Lightning had 17 blocked shots, compared to the Caps' eight.
  • Washington remained undefeated in regulation at home (6-0-1), and improved their overall record to 8-4-2.

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