Sunday, November 25, 2007

Capitals 5 Hurricanes 2

The Washington Capitals won their second consecutive game 5-2 over Carolina last night. The power play supplied 3 goals on 4 attempts and the penalty killers stopped all 3 Carolina chances. The team looks absolutely re energized and are playing with a belief that they can and will win. Head Coach Bruce Boudreau's attack style really seems to fit the character of this team. The players were absolutely flying last night. The key play, however, came just over a minute into the game when Olie Kolzig stopped a 2-on-0 breakaway. The play set the tone right off and minutes later Mike Green buried a shot shot to give the Caps a lead they wouldn't lose the rest of the night.

Of Note:
  • Nicklas Backstrom had 2 assists on the night giving him 5 points in the last 2 games.
  • Michal Nylander scored the game winning goal and had 2 assists for a 3-point night.
  • Alex Ovechkin scored 2 goals. He now has 114 in his career and passed Calle Johansson and tied Ryan Walter at number 18 on the Caps All-Time Goals list.
  • The Caps were out shot 37-34 and were out drawn 44-30 in the face-off dot
  • Mike Green scored the opening goal on a power play for the second consecutive game.
  • Donald Brashear played in his 100th game as a Capital.
Official Recap
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