Monday, September 17, 2007

Caps 3 Carolina 4 (OT)

The Capitals sent a young contingent of players to face the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday and they were stunned with 47.2 seconds left in overtime. The Canes Erik Cole deflected a shot that got by Caps netminder Michal Neuvirth. The Canes were on a two-man power play at the time and David Steckel of the Caps had broken his stick. Over all the Caps played well but didn't get the win.

Of Note:
  • Mike Green scored unassisted in the first period , led the team in ice time with 25:03, had a plus-1 rating, 4 shots on goal, 2 hits and a blocked shot.
  • Nicklas Backstrom scored a second period power play goal from Tomas Fleischmann and Chris Bourque, had 2 shots on goal, 1 hit and won 4 of 9 face offs.
  • Ben Clymer scored a goal from Jame Pollock and Josef Boumedienne at 17:57 of the third period to give the Caps a 3-2 advantage and was involved in the only fight of the game, taking on the Cane's Nicolas Blanchard.
  • Brent Johnson played two periods with out giving up a goal, he faced 12 shots in 40 minutes of action.
  • Boyd Gordon did well in the face off dot, winning 16 of 30 draws. As did David Steckel winning 9 of 16.
  • John Erskine was his usual self delivering 3 hits, blocking 3 shots, with a plus-1 rating.
  • The big hitters for the Caps were Matt Pettinger and Chris Bourque, each recording 4 hits apiece.
Here are the links to the Official game summaries. However, you'll need the following translator as the names don't match who actually played.

Washington:
36 Steven Warner is actually Francois Bouchard
43 Andrew Joudrey is Tomas Fleischmann
47 Dean Arsene is Karl Alzner
73 Sami Lepisto is Josh Godfrey
Carolina:
14 Chad Larose is Brandon Sutter
41 Bobby Hughes is Harrison Reed
57 Jakub Petruzalek is Dryson Bowman

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