Thursday, November 29, 2007

Capitals 1 Panthers 2 (OT-SO)

The Capitals lost in an 11-round shoot out last night. The Caps and Panthers skated to a 1-1 tie after 65-minutes of play. Stephen Weiss beat Olie Kolzig to take a 4-3 advantage in the shoot out then Tomas Vokoun stopped Brian Pothier to end the game. The overall effort was there for the Caps who have now dropped 2 in a row after 2 straight wins. After a lack luster 1st period, the Caps had several chances including a shot off the post by Mike Green. The team now heads to Carolina for a game on Friday and then to Florida on Saturday to face these same Panthers.

Off Note:
  • The shoot out was the first of the season for the Capitals. Scoring for the Caps was Victor Kozlov, Nicklas Backstrom, and Boyd Gordon. Both Chris Clark and Alexander Semin were unable to participate due to injuries.
  • Chris Clark scored the lone goal for the Capitals. It was an unassisted goal as he intercepted a pass from Steve Montador at the Florida blue line and ripped a slap shot past the goaltender.
  • The Caps out shot Florida 33-29 with Alex Ovechkin registering 11 of Washington's shots. The Panther won the face-off battle 31-24.
  • Olie Kolzig was solid in net making 28 saves. The only goal came on a Florida power play.
  • Special teams saw the Caps go 0-5 with the man advantage and the Panthers were 1-5.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats
Shoot Out Summary

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