Thursday, October 25, 2007

Capitals 5 Tampa 3

You knew it had to happen. The Caps were too good to be that bad. Wednesday the Caps put 5 tallies on the scoreboard against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Chris Clark was moved back up to the first line and contributed 2 goals including the game winner. Alex Ovechkin had a 3 point night (1G, 2A) and Dave Steckel scored his 1st career NHL goal. The Caps controlled Tampa's high scoring 1st line for much of the game. So frustrated was Vincent Lecavalier that after being checked by Shone Morrisonn he chopped him with his stick and initiated a fight. Lecavalier was given 19 minutes in penalties for the effort. Following Lecavalier's foray, Tampa tried to mount a come back with a goal by perennial Capital killer Martin St. Louis but were closed out with an empty net goal from Ovechkin.

Of Note:
  • Chris Clark's 2 goals were his first points of the season. He earned the #1 star of the night.
  • Mike Green Played in his 100th Career NHL game.
  • Brian Pothier recorded 2 assists and a +4 rating.
  • Jeff Schultz had a +3 rating on the evening.
  • The shots on goal were even for both teams at 29.
  • The Capitals killed off all 3 Tampa power plays. All 3 coming in the second period.
  • Brooks Laich scored his second goal of the season with assists from Matt Pettinger and Shone Morrisonn. It was the first points of the season for Pettinger and Morrisonn.
  • The Victory was Olie Kolzig's 23rd career win vs. Tampa.
  • Alex Semin returned from an injured ankle and recorded 5 shots on goal.
Official Recap
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