Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Post-Game: Capitals @ Rangers

"This is not going to happen again..."

That is what Bruce Boudreau was saying during his diatribe as his team fell behind 3-0 in the 1st period.

Just three days after a brutal beating on Broad Street, the Capitals were looking at another blowout by the hands of the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers.

But this team is different than years past. This Washington Capitals team has only lost twice on three separate occasions, losing three in-a-row on of those times.

  • The Capitals outshot the Rangers in every period and Alex Ovechkin outshot the Rangers top line (Naslund, Gomez, and Zherdev) 13 to 10.
  • Viktor Kozlov has three goals in his last three games and is on track for his third 20-goal season.
  • Tomas Fleischmann was drafted in the 20th round...12 picks from Mr. Irrelevant in my fantasy draft, and i still scoffed when he was selected. Who did I pick in the 20th round you ask? Well...two picks after Flash went, I picked...wait for it...wait for it...John Erskine. What's that you say? Oh, no I was not drunk...thanks for asking. The season that Tomas is having is unbelievable. He picked up his 12th goal on a pretty deflection of a Nicklas Backstrom slapshot (<
  • Finally, a little mistake by the good folks at Yahoo! Sports:

Yeah we were down 4-1...but we were also down 4-0!

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