Saturday, October 27, 2007

Capitals 2 Canucks 3

The Caps couldn't break through the wall that is Roberto Luongo. Even with the power play working for 2 goals on 4 attempts, the Caps could not get anything else past the Vancouver goaltender. The Caps also gave up two power play goals and are at 75.6% on the year. The Caps played a physical game out hitting the visitors 32 to 12 and the play was mostly even. The deciding goal came off a shot that hit Olie Kolzig's shoulder, went off the cross bar and was swatted out of mid air into the back of the Caps net by Taylor Pyatt. The Caps have little time to dwell on this game as they head to St. Louis to take on the Blues Saturday night.

Of Note:
  • The Caps lost Game #9 last season to Vancouver by the the same score of 3-2.
  • The Caps out shot Vancouver 28 to 26. Brian Pothier recorded 8 shots on goal.
  • Alex Ovechkin had a two point night (1G, 1A) giving him 209 for his career. He is tied with Dino Ciccarelli for 30th on the All-Time Capitals points list. Ovechkin accomplished the feat in 51 fewer games than Ciccarelli.
  • Tom Poti missed the game with a groin injury. To replace him on the power play. Head Coach Glen Hanlon went with 5 forwards on the #1 power play unit.
  • The Caps won 44 of 68 face offs. Boyd Gordon led the by winning 13 of 18 draws, followed by Dave Steckel who won 12 of 17 draws.
  • Chris Clark recorded 2 assists but left the game in the final minute after being struck in the head by an Alex Ovechkin slap shot.
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