Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Post-Game: Capitals @ Islanders

In a game that should have been over after the second period, the New York Islanders made this one too close for comfort. Cap-killer, Jon Sim tied the game up with less than three minutes left to send it to the extra frame. I could care less if the NYI stole a point, but the Washington Capitals should not need overtime to beat the New York Islanders.

Milan Jurcina scored his third goal of the season....His season total (in 32 games) matches the same amount of goals he recorded in his previous 110 games coming into the season. He is on track for 70 shots on goal--had 58 last year-- and 8 goals. His previous season-high in scoring came in his rookie season when he netted 6 goals in 51 games.

12 Capitals picked up points on the night. Alex Ovechkin has picked up points in five straight and has four goals in the Caps last three games. Brooks Laich made up for his bad day in the face-off circle (3/11) by scoring his 7th goal of the year. Probably the softest goal I've seen all season, Joey MacDonald poke checked at the puck, missed, and the puck slid through his gaping 5-hole.

The Capitals are 10-0 in the last 10 games that Boyd Gordon scores a goal...In Gordon's career, Washington is 15-2 when Gordo scores.

Brent Johnson is 5-0 in his last five and just 695,878 votes away from starting in the 2008 All-Star game. Johnny is 10-4-2/2.46/.920, while projected starter Carey Price is 13-4-4/2.37/.920/1 shutout...I've been voting for Johnny, have you?

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