Friday, November 16, 2007

Capitals 1 Panthers 2

The Washington Capitals once again find themselves in the loss column. After a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers this team has got to be asking itself where is the scoring? An issue that wasn't supposed to be an issue has really brought this team to its collective knees. Overall, the team had a great effort. The pace was good, the team was physical, and mistakes were limited. The only thing missing was the scoring. The chances were there, but the puck just isn't seeing the back of the net. As I said before, someone has got to step up. The goalies have been playing very well. They are giving up 2.78 goals against/game, ranking them 14th in the NHL. Conversely they rank 28th in the league in goals for/game at 2.28. They have lost 6 of the 7 1-goal games they have played so far this season. Alex Ovechkin scored the lone goal for the Caps last night. It was his 12th of the season. Michal Nylander is second on the team with 5 goals. Someone needs to step up and start scoring. The Caps now head to Tampa for a game with the Lightning this evening.

Of Note:
  • Ovechkin's goal ties him with Craig Laughlin for 22nd on the Caps All-Time Goal list with 110 goals.
  • Matt Bradley's 2nd period fight gives him 18 penalty minutes on the year and 301 for his career. He's only 2,050 shy of catching Donald Brashear.
  • Washington out shot Florida 27-25 and out drew them in face-offs 28-19. Boyd Gordon was superb winning 8 and losing 1.
  • Olie Kolzig stopped 23 of 25 shots in a losing effort.
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