Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Capitals 0 Hurricanes 5

The Washington Capitals were blown out of the RBC Center in just the time it took Cory Stillman to score a natural hat trick. Stillman scored his first goal 3 seconds into the Hurricanes first power play of the night at 4:23 of the first period. His second goal took a little longer, 18 seconds into their second power play. And he finished off the hat trick by burying a 2-on-1 from Eric Cole at 11:28 of the first period. It was all downhill from there as the Caps couldn't recover. In the first four minutes they came out hard, pressed the play, and recorded the first 4 shots of the game. Then came the penalties Milan Jurcina was called for holding. Result: Carolina Goal. Alex Ovechkin was called for boarding. Result: Carolina Goal. The second period looked like the Caps might start to build some momentum but a hooking call to Michal Nylander took the wind right out of their sails. Then Donald Brashear was given a major bording penalty and a game misconduct for hitting a Canes player from behind and driving him into the glass. The Canes Eric Staal scored on the 5-minute power play and the Caps were done. Staal added another goal in the third and Kolzig was lifted for Brent Johnson.

Of Note:
  • Carolina scored on their first shot of the game. This was the 4th time in 5 games the opposition scored on their first shot.
  • The Caps out shot the Hurricanes 35 to 33. The teams divided the face-offs evenly at 35 wins apiece.
  • Donald Brashear recorded his 900th career shot on goal. He has participated in 860 NHL games, while Alex Ovechkin recored his 890th career shot on goal in his 177th game.
  • The Capitals were shut out for the second time in 3 games. They have been outscored 10-2 in those 3 games.
  • No rest for the weary, the Capitals head to Atlanta to face the Thrashers tonight.
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