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.

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
14 Chad Larose is Brandon Sutter
41 Bobby Hughes is Harrison Reed
57 Jakub Petruzalek is Dryson Bowman

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