Thursday, December 18, 2008

Caps 4 - Blues 2

So for those of you who keep track my guess at tonight's lineup was basically 95% right - I missed on Laich & Flash - I figured Brooks would be on the third line & Flash on the second but in fact it was Brooks on second and Flash on third. Other than that slight error my guess was correct - I'd rather be lucky then good. As far as the score goes, I should have been right but I missed by 1 goal... Oh well who cares - it was a two point night, except for Vicktor Kozlov, for whom it was a three point (2 goals and an assist) night and was the number 1 star of the night. The number two star of the night was rookie/20 year old goaltender Simeon Varlamov who stopped 29 of 31 shots (0.935 save percentage) and is now 2-0 as an NHL goalie. The number three star of the game was "The Great Eight", Alex Ovechkin, who had a goal (his 20th of the season), seven shots, five hits, and a blocked shot.

The only thing keeping it from being a perfect night is that Carolina beat Florida in overtime so the Caps are still only eight (8) points ahead of the Hurricanes in the Southeast Division. With tonight's win the Caps record improves to 20-10-3 overall and they have a total of 43 points, that's 0.652 hockey on the season. They now have a 5 game winning streak, their second of the season, and are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. They are on track for a 107 point season, not bad for a season where they have already dressed 33 different players - five for their first NHL game ever.

Next up - the Flyers in Philadelphia on Saturday Evening; I have tickets I can't use for the game due to other commitments - I really don't know what I'll do with them...seems a shame to waste them. Oh well, the best laid plans....instead I will get to watch the game here though, at least the third period I hope.

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


goooooood girl said...

your blog is feel good......

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

GG: Truly a bizzare comment but hey, readership is readership so why not leave your comment up.