Friday, November 14, 2008

Caps 3 - Devils 1;

Well the Caps won an interesting game tonight to make it a two point night. It turned out to be a pretty good Goalies Duel between Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. Theodore stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced (save percentage = 0.969). The only goal Theodore yielded came on a 1-0 breakaway to Patrik Elias at the 11:55 mark of the third period. It was sad to see as he basically had a "perfect game" going and had robbed more than one NJ Devil before that point. Clemmensen was no slouch at the other end of the ice stopping 24 of 26 (save percentage = 0.923.) During the second period both goaltenders made some spectacular saves.

Alex Ovechkin had a 2 point night. He was originally credited with the first goal of the game but upon scoring review it was noted that shot was tipped in by Brooks Laich. So the Caps first goal, which came at 9:52 of the first period, while the Caps had the man advantage, was changed to give it to Laich with assists from Ovechkin and Mike Green. The first period ended with the Caps leading 1 - 0.

The Caps also scored first in the second period. At the 18:31 mark of the second period, Tomas Fleischmann had a missed shot that was dug out from behind the net by Viktor Kozlov. Kozlov did a nifty little move to get the puck to Fleischmann. "Flash" then fired a 27 foot snapshot past Clemmensen to put the Caps up 2-0.

Before wrapping this up a special "shout out" to dmg of Caps Blue Line - since my friend Jim who went to the game is a Devils Fan, I have an extra Bruce Boudreau "bobblehead" that I'll gladly get to you somehow, if you still want it. Please comment and let me know. I'll need to get an email from you with your address so I can send it to you, too. Time for some sleep before getting up and heading for the Acela up to Newark Penn Stattion. Next up it's Deja Vu all over again today in Newark for OV and the boys in Red.

LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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