Sunday, December 16, 2007

Game #33 Recap - Capitals 3 Lightning 2

Brian Pothier's 3rd period power play goal gave the Caps all they would need to put away the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was Pothier's 1st game-winner as a Capital. David Steckel scored his second goal of the year and after sitting out against Buffalo on Friday, Tomas Fleischmann had a 2-point night with a goal and an assist. Brent Johnson won his second consecutive start stopping 23 of 25 shots. The Caps now head to Detroit to take on the Red Wings who are currently the #1 team in point in the entire NHL.

Of Note:
  • Pothier also had an assist for a two point game. Caps Defensemen have now scored 17 goals this season.
  • The Caps stopped all 6 Tampa power plays improving their penalty killing to 83% good for 14th in the NHL.
  • Tom Poti had 4 blocked shots last night and leads the team with 53 on the year.
  • The Caps out shot Tampa 32-25 but were out drawn in the face-off dot 22-25.
  • The Team only gave away the puck 8 times after giving it away 25 times in each of their previous 2 games.
  • The Caps have scored at least 3 goals in 5 consecutive games.
Official Recap
Game Summary
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