Saturday, March 1, 2008

Disappointing Night at the Verizon Center

Final Score Maple Leafs 3, Caps 2

The Caps "won" the first period but only scored one; the Maple Leafs won the second period in fairly dominant fashion out shooting the Caps 12-5 and out scoring them 2-0; the Caps dominated the third period out shooting the Leafs 11-3 but the Leafs tied them in goals 1-1 so in the end - the Caps came away with a "no point night". Olie Kolzig wasn't too bad but he wasn't great either (save percentage of 0.880). However the Maple Leafs won this game on the outstanding goaltending of Vesla Toskla who stoned the Caps in the third period and had an overall save percentage of 0.929 on the night including robbing several Caps. The only "high point" for the Caps was that Alexander Ovechkin broke his "slump" when he put the Caps up 1-0 with the first goal of the game.

Next up: The Boston Bruins at Verizon Center in what will be Christobel Huet's home ice debut against a team he has pretty much owned so far this season while in Montreal. We'll all be rooting for a great win and it would be even sweeter if we all get to see an Alex Ovechkin hat trick that puts him back on track for a 60+ goal season. LETS GO CAPS!!!!

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