Thursday, January 7, 2010

Caps 5 - Senators 2; Now That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout

It was a two point night tonight for the Caps at Verizon Center; well actually for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, it was a 3 point night, too. Jose Theodore stopped 26 of 28, a SV% of 0.929 and he really got no help at all on the two he let in, in fact, well let's just say he certainly didn't let in any softies tonight and be happy since overall the Caps outplayed the Senators fairly consistently all night. In fact were it not for a solid second period in goal by Pascal LeClaire for the Caps could have easily been ahead by several more goals at the second intermission than they were.

Great games by the three stars of the game: #3) Boyd Gordon (first goal of the season, 3 blocked shots, 1 takeaway) - welcome back); 2) John Erskine (5 hits, 5 blocked shots, +1); 1) Nicklas Backstrom. (2 goals, an assist, +2, 2 blocked shots and 53% in the face-off circle). Other notables: a) Captain Ovie) (1 goal, 2 assists, +4, 3 hits, 2 takeaways, and 1 blocked shot); b) Jose Theodore; c) Mike Green, an assist, +2; d) Brian Pothier, e) David Steckel; and f) Tomas Fleischmann (Flash was 12 of 15 in the faceoff circle). In fact nobody in red had a bad night.

The Caps are getting back on track for a 110+ point season...

Next up Atlanta in Atlanta on Saturday....


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